Former New Zealand fast bowler and cricket commentator Simon Doull feels that Rohit Sharma is a better one-day batsman than Sachin Tendulkar. According to Doull, Rohit has the ability to maintain the tempo of his innings even while approaching a landmark. Tendulkar, on the other hand, was known to slow down as he approached a hundred.
Former India wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel does not find himself unlucky to have played in the same era as MS Dhoni. According to Patel, he got a chance to play for India before Dhoni, but did not take his opportunities while the latter grabbed his chances with both hands. Patel made his debut in 2002 while Dhoni entered the international scene a couple of years later.
Former India pace bowler Ashish Nehra feels that Indian captain Virat Kohli should have refrained from stating that 'ODIs are not important' after the series loss in New Zealand. It may be recalled while India whitewashed the Kiwis in the T20Is, the failed to win a single match in the ODI series and Tests that followed.
Indian fast Mohammed Shami on Saturday finally opened up on the dark phase of his career, and revealed that he felt like committing suicide not once but thrice owing to the various personal and professional problems he was going through.
Team India's run as the number one Test team in the world is officially over. As per the latest rankings released on Friday, Australia are back on the top of the ratings with 116 points while New Zealand are second with 115. India have slided down to number three with 114 points.
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq recently opined that during his times, India had the stronger team on paper, but Pakistan ended up having a better record against the Asian opponent as Indians played for themselves while Pakistan played for the team.
Dinesh Karthik, who was a member of India's 2019 World Cup squad and was discarded immediately after India were knocked out of the tournament, has revealed that he was surprised when sent into bat at number five in the semis against New Zealand at Manchester.
Former India skipper and legend Sunil Gavaskar has suggested that if India and Australia agree to swap the T20 World Cups then both the tournament and the Indian Premier League (IPL) can be held later in the year if COVID-19 subsides. Australia are scheduled to host the T20 World Cup later this year, and India in 2021.
Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami on Friday stated that even the best batsmen in the business have flaws, and that he has his own plans when it comes to dismissing skipper Virat Kohli. Shami added that he is well aware of his captain’s strengths and weaknesses having spent so much time with him.