Indian Cricket Brigade

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.

Yours,

Sachin Gandhi

1.3 Billions of Dreams tarnished

Disheartened 💔

India’s terrific performance in Round Robin Stage of 9 games is undone by the top order batters in one inning. Its a dismal performance by our top 5. New Zealand had done it to South Africa in 2015 and this time to India in this 2019. They could not have batted any other best team in the world than this Indian team.

Indian cricketers very well know how passionate Indian fans are. Momin, a Pakistan fan rightly said after Pakistan’s loss to India that in a Country full of economic crisis, inflation, corruption, there are small small happiness among which cricket is one. Yes, in India too same holds applicable. Winning a World Cup would by no means had been a small happiness though. It would have meant the whole world to 1.3 billions. But it wasn’t be so.

One bad day and all hopes are shattered. Everyone was waiting for this day since 4 years including the cricketers themselves but not waiting for this day to lose, definitely. It also gives harsh life lessons. One bad day can mean a lot in life too and it has harsh consequences.

India…. You tried hard but did let us 1.3 billion people down. Its harsh but we expected you to win with this one with one of the greatest Indian team. And taking nothing away from New Zealand. Best team which held the nerves won. And Jadeja, you won the hearts by your valiant effort.

Yours World Cup Dreamer,

Sachin Gandhi

Love Stories necessary?

Amidst so much talks about feminism, women empowerment and all the hyped woman rights, why is it so necessary for all the movies, all the serials on tv can’t be directed with a love story. Woman can love but sometimes isn’t it just let woman be free of all these dramas, just focussing on their rights?

Can’t it be?

Yours,

Sachin Gandhi

Indian Cricket around Virat Kohli

No wonder why this man @virat.kohli is called “King’.

Solely carrying the hopes of 1.3 billion people. Not just captaincy burden but also carrying the entire batting lineup around him acting as a vital cog.

Never seen more PASSIONATE and AGGRESSIVE player like him ever in any sport. Sorry Christiano Ronaldo. Kohli beats you as well in this.

And captaincy and as he says his wife @anushkasharma has helped him in becoming more successful as a person both on and off the field.

I have been watching cricket very closely since childhood. I had seen the Indian Cricket Team improving and becoming a hungry team since Sourav Ganguly took the reigns after the match fixing scandal. Sourav Ganguly instilled a sense of pride and aggression in team India and never say die attitude along with the hunger for win.

Talking about aggression. Aggression was used as a synonym with Virat Kohli in his early days. He is still aggressive but now I find Passion as a synonym to Kohli. He has matured a lot as a cricketer and has developed controlled aggression.

This is my personal desire this World Cup that Virat Kohli should lift it. No offence to India as a nation and Dhoni as a former captain but I personally want to see Virat Kohli lift the World Cup in Lord’s balcony. It was my desire to see my childhood hero Sourav Ganguly to lift the World Cup after coming so close but he missed by a whisker. I hope Virat Kohli lifts this time.

Talking about India and not getting a mention of Narendra Modi is a wonder these days. Indian Government is referred as Modi Government. I can see the Indian Cricket Team getting known by Virat Kohli. I feel India is so blessed to have such leaders in different and important fields.

“VIRAT, CUP LEKE AANA”

“VIRAT, BRING THE CUP”

Yours,

Sachin Gandhi

Mandate 2019

Mandate 2019

Its officially “Modi Wave” again….

How often do we see something as wave associated with a man? Its rare but Modi is used to it.

It wasn’t an election of leaders as Modi said. It was an election of people choosing progress. People voted for stability.

Its time for delivering on the promises. People have elected him with lot of faith and we all hope he repays it.