Even since coming to the fore as precious talent in school cricket, Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw has been touted as the next Sachin Tendulkar. He led India to the U-19 World Cup win in 2018. In the same year, he cracked a sparkling Test century on debut.
Former India captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly turned 48 on Wednesday, July 8. Ganguly, who is credited with bringing India back on track following the match-fixing scandal, played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs for India, amassing 7,213 and 11,363 runs respectively.
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned 39 on Tuesday, July 7. Dhoni is regarded as one of the greatest Indian captains. He is the only skipper in history to have won all three ICC trophies -- 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy.
The Indian skipper is currently regarded as one of the best players in world cricket right now, and some believe he is the greatest ODI player to have ever played the game. He started his career way back in 2008 on the back of victory in the U19 World Cup as the skipper, also held in 2008. Since then, he has played some fine knocks which have seen his career grow higher and higher. Let’s have a look at his top five.
Former India opener Aakash Chopra has admitted that Sourav Ganguly and coach John Buchanan did not enjoy a cordial relationship during their time with Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The 2007 T20 World Cup win was a watershed moment in Indian cricket. Not only did it bring Indian cricket glory following the disaster in the 50-over World Cup few months back, but also went a long way in popularising the version of the sport in India. Only a year later, the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) came into being
India's Test number three batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has praised former India captain Rahul Dravid for teaching him the significance of switching off from the game. Pujara replaced Dravid at the pivotal number three position in Tests for India, and is often hailed as his rightful successor.
While Sachin Tendulkar is often termed as the greatest batsman of all time, the underrated Rahul Dravid has been finally given his due of sorts. The unassuming Dravid has been voted as the greatest Indian batsman in Test cricket in the last 50 years in an opinion poll by Wisden India.