I was taken aback listening to the rumours of rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Two of the undoubtedly the best batsmen of limited over cricket. Indian Cricket is coming of age. There are various players who re at the peak of their career. Be it Rohit Sharma, be it Ravindra Jadeja or be it MS Dhoni and ofcourse the sublime, sumptuous Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is playing in a different zone. He is in the elite list of players across generations. He plays like he can never get out. He hardly takes risks while playing and yet he amases runs at a quick rate.
But but, I am excited looking at the young guns of Indian Cricket Team. They are the futures of Indian Cricket Team. I am so happy to see Mayank Agarwal score runs game by game. But I am more excited to see three youngsters in Top 3 of Test team i.e, Pritvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill. Wow.. What players are these. It takes me back to the trio of Sachin, Sehwag and Ganguly. They are very exciting prospects.
It doesn’t stop there. Over the years, Indian Cricket Team was known for their star studded batting line ups but now we are known for our bowlers as well. Make no mistake, Jasprit Bumrah is bowling in a different league. He is very well supported by Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. We never had such a 4 dimensional bowling attack. Its a treat to eyes
And coming to spinners. We Indians are blessed to have spinners in twos. The duo of spinners is old. We had Kumble and. Harbhajan in Tests. Now we have Ashwin and Jadeja. Kul-Cha is unmatched in limited overs. Rahul Chahar, Krunal Pandya Washington Sundar is in waiting.
Coming to all rounders. Hardik Pandya is one of the best all rounders of India so far. Vijay Shankar is making rounds for his all round skills but I feel he is still in work in progress.
And the bench strength of India is so apparent. I believe we can surely make two Indian Cricket Team at the moment seeing the bench strength we possess. All are quality players.
But, Seeing Rishab Pant not taking the gloves in this ongoing Ind Vs South Africa series is surprising. I have not been a fan of selection of Indian Cricket Team and batting orders since Virat and Ravi Shastri have taken the reigns. You are sending Rishab Pant at Number.4 when you have a solid Shreyas Iyer in the squad. Its all baffling for me. I would have loved a bit more thought process in team selection and team strategies.
All in all we are for a feast of Indian Cricket in Coming years.