Veteran Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been a crucial part of India’s Test squad ever since making his debut in 2013. In 65 Tests, he has 4203 runs at an average of 42.88 with 11 hundreds. However, despite consistent performances in ODIs, Rahane has found himself out of favour over the last two years.
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