The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday expressed sadness at the demise of India’s World Cup-winning batter Yashpal Sharma. The 66-year-old died of a cardiac arrest early on Tuesday morning. Taking to his official Twitter account, Ganguly wrote, "Sad to hear the news of Yashpal Sharma… had the opportunity to work with him as captain, player and then on TV. A very important part of the 1983 win which showed young players like us dream of trophies. RIP.”
Former India cricketer VVS Laxman has hailed Sri Lanka’s spin bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan, describing him as someone who troubled batsmen all over the world, irrespective of the conditions on offer. Muralitharan was named as the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T) among bowlers by a 50-member jury put together by Star Sports. Murali beat fellow legends like Shane Warne, Dale Steyn and Glenn McGrath to win the honour.
Former India batsman VVS Laxman feels that India will start as favourites in the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, which starts in Southampton from June 18. According to Laxman, India have played some very high-quality cricket over a long period of time
Even though India got the better of England in the three-match ODI series on Sunday, former India cricketer VVS Laxman is concerned with how captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma have struggled against England’s spinners. While Rohit failed to read a googly from Adil Rashid and was clean bowled, Kohli perished to Moeen Ali, going back to a delivery that spun back in.
Former India cricketer VVS Laxman has hailed Suryakumar Yadav for his consistent performances and has stated that the cricketer richly deserves his spot in the India T20I squad. Yadav, along with Ishan Kishan and Rahul Tewatia earned their maiden call-up to the Indian team when they were chosen in the T20I squad announced for the five-match T20I series against England.
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.
India’s domestic cricket legend Rajinder Goel, often referred to as one of ‘India’s nearly men’, died on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Goel was 77. A left-arm spinner, Goel picked up a massive 750 first-class wickets in a career that spanned two and a half decades