For a moment, let’s just all move away from the hype of India’s massive Test win at Hyderabad, a commendable feat no doubt and, incidentally, one that made skipper MS Dhoni’s India’s most ‘successful’ Test captain, an achievement worth lauding.
When Harbhajan Singh stepped on to the field for the first Test against Australia at Chennai, he joined the elite club of cricketers to have played 100 Tests for India. Although his performance in the first innings at Chennai wasn’t worthy of the occasion, it was a significant achievement nonetheless. We tried to rate the ‘centurions’ of India cricket in order of the impact they made on the team’s fortunes.
Kapil Dev is undoubtedly the greatest all-rounder India has ever produced. Even so, his oratory skills aren’t exceptional, as a result of which he hasn’t been in the news too often as compared to some of his contemporaries.
Although Kapil Dev’s return to the BCCI fold hasn’t sent shockwaves through the Indian cricket community, it could prove to be a significant development nonetheless, especially when one considers the future of Indian cricket.
India’s World cup winning Skipper Kapil Dev feels ashamed of being a cricketer these days! The reason for that is none other than India’s shameless performance in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy where it has surrendered three Tests in a row to the Aussies!