Former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels that the current Australian batting line-up is the weakest he has ever seen. Gambhir wants the Indians to make best use of the same and ensure that they clinch the Test series. According to the cricketer-turned-politician, the current Aussie batting line-up is nowhere near that of England, New Zealand, and India.
Having gone down in the first Test at Adelaide, India have a massive task on hand when they face Australia in the Boxing Day Test at MCG, starting December 26. A loss would mean that for the first time in 88 years India will finish a year without a Test win. Apart from Adelaide, they lost both their matches in New Zealand.
Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir feels that the entire controversy surrounding the Rohit Sharma fiasco could have been handled in a much better manner. Rohit was initially not selected in any of three squads for the tour of Australia. However, following the hullabaloo over his participation in the IPL 2020 play-offs, including the final, he was added to the Test squad.
Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has termed Ben Stokes as a player in a completely different league. According to Gambhir, no player comes close to Stokes on current form. Stokes hit a match-winning 176 in the second Test against West Indies to help the hosts level the series. Gambhir scored 313 runs and claimed nine wickets in the first two Tests.
Indian captain Virat Kohli may be rated by many as the best batsman in the world today. He averages over 50 in all three formats of the game with 43 ODI tons and 27 in Tests. Most cricket pundits admit that the 31-year-old has the best chance of breaking Sachin Tendulkar's record of 100 international hundreds.
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has expressed his disapproval of the ICC ranking system after the latest rankings released pushed India down to number three while Australia moved up to number one. New Zealand occupy the second rank in the updated rankings.
Thursday, April 2 marks the ninth anniversary of India's 2011 World Cup triumph. On the occasion, a renowned website tweeted about the famous MS Dhoni six that won India the coveted trophy after 28 years.
Gautam Gambhir has once again taken a dig at former India captain MS Dhoni by indirectly blaming him for not getting a hundred in the 2011 World Cup final. Gambhir was the top scorer for India in the World Cup 2011 final. But, on 97, he charged down the pitch to Thisara Perera, and was clean bowled playing a rash shot.