Rashid Khan picks his favourite Indian bowlers and batsmen
The batters he picked are legends of Indian cricket.
Updated - Apr 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan leg-spin bowler, caught up with CricTracker on Instagram Live, on Saturday, April 11. The world is currently in a lockdown due to the massive coronavirus outbreak. Hence, the cricketers are trying to spend their time at home as a part of the precautionary measure During the chat session, he was asked about his favourite Indian batsmen and bowlers.
In the batting category, the young tweaker named Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. The choices didn’t spring much of a surprise as the trio are three of the greatest cricketers India have ever produced. Tendulkar retired way back at the fag end of 2013 and he remains to be the leading run-scorer in international cricket. He also has 100 tons for Team India at the highest level.
Even after seven years following his retirement, his fandom hasn’t gone down. Kohli is 31 years old and is one of the contenders to break a number of Sachin’s records. Dhoni, on the other hand, is the only captain to have won all three tournaments, organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC). To start with, he guided India to glory in the 2007 edition of the T20 World Cup in South Africa.
Rashid Khan picked Anil Kumble as the lone spinner
Then in 2011, he took the Men in Blue to victory in the 50-over World Cup after 28 years. Dhoni will turn 38 this July and he is yet to announce his retirement, having last played in the 2019 World Cup semi-final. Among the bowlers, Rashid picked Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Anil Kumble. Bumrah came into the scene in 2016 and has carved a niche for himself in the national side.
He is currently a bowling stalwart in their ranks. As far as Bhuvneshwar is concerned, he has had to deal with injuries in his career. However, he has been able to make comebacks. Though he has strained to keep his spot in the Test side, the Meerut-born is one of the finest in ODIs and T20Is.
Kumble has already retired, but he has left behind a rich legacy for the upcoming generations to follow. The now 49-year-old once played with a bandaged jaw, showing his love for the game. In his career, Kumble ended up picking 956 wickets in 132 Tests and 271 ODIs respectively.