Virat Kohli is one of the batting greats of the current generation, his record speaks for him and there is nobody close to him in the shorter versions of the game in the Indian batting line up. His feat of being the youngest to score 7000 ODI runs and fastest to 25 hundreds is a testimony to the fact that the man from Delhi is a runaway winner when it comes to ODI cricket. Kohli’s average of close to 50 in T20s again proves that the man who leads Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL is continuing his colossal image in the shortest version also.
It’s the nature of human beings to grossly overrate the past when comparing eras but even if you do that Dale Steyn commands respect as one of the top fast bowlers to have played the game. Even if we take in account the beginning of time when cricket started there have been few like Steyn to catch the attention and command respect from his team mates and peers alike. Steyn’s achievements also should be rated much higher as he is playing at a time when pitches if I may use the word are doctored to help the batsmen. The batsmen have all the factors going for them form big bats, short boundaries, field restrictions, two new balls, covered pitches and a general public tendency to see fours and sixes. But let me tell you there is not a better sight in cricket than a fast bowler running in full throttle and letting the red cheery rip. Read More…
Away from the focus of the upcoming T20 world cup and PSL, there is a series going on in New Zealand which will mark the end of perhaps the best New Zealand player to have graced the field. I absolutely understand that many of you will be raising eyebrows and saying that Martin Crowe is a serious contender to the fact but the legacy that McCullum is leaving behind is immeasurable in numbers. He has changed a side which was always considered as underdogs and if performed than people said they punched above their weight to a side which was considered as serious contenders Read More….
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