Even though India got the better of England in the three-match ODI series on Sunday, former India cricketer VVS Laxman is concerned with how captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma have struggled against England’s spinners. While Rohit failed to read a googly from Adil Rashid and was clean bowled, Kohli perished to Moeen Ali, going back to a delivery that spun back in.
Former India cricketer VVS Laxman has hailed Suryakumar Yadav for his consistent performances and has stated that the cricketer richly deserves his spot in the India T20I squad. Yadav, along with Ishan Kishan and Rahul Tewatia earned their maiden call-up to the Indian team when they were chosen in the T20I squad announced for the five-match T20I series against England.
Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir feels that the entire controversy surrounding the Rohit Sharma fiasco could have been handled in a much better manner. Rohit was initially not selected in any of three squads for the tour of Australia. However, following the hullabaloo over his participation in the IPL 2020 play-offs, including the final, he was added to the Test squad.
India’s domestic cricket legend Rajinder Goel, often referred to as one of ‘India’s nearly men’, died on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Goel was 77. A left-arm spinner, Goel picked up a massive 750 first-class wickets in a career that spanned two and a half decades
Indian legend VVS Laxman is not too impressed with former Australian captain Michael Clarke’s claims that Australian cricketers ‘sucked up’ to India captain Virat Kohli and went soft on him as they wanted to protect their IPL contracts. Contradicting Clarke, Laxman stated that being nice does not guarantee any player a place in an IPL franchise, and that much more needs to be done to earn the big bucks.
Rohit Sharma made a brilliant start to his career as a Test opener, caressing his way to a fourth Test hundred, against South Africa at Visakhapatnam. After Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first, Rohit strode out to the middle with Mayank Agarwal, who had a third opening partner in just his fifth Test.
India legend VVS Laxman rates Sourav Ganguly as the best captain he played under, and also said he would pick Rahul Dravid to bat for his life. Laxman made the observations at the India Today Conclave South 2018