Twitterati question Robin Singh’s absence from Harsha Bhogle’s list of best Indian fielders
Bhogle mentioned the names of 13 players.
Updated - Mar 25, 2020 12:16 pm
There was a time when India was deemed to be one of the weakest teams as far as fielding was concerned. They allowed oppositions freebies and the catching wasn’t up to the mark either. Even as they kept producing a number of massive names in those days, the standard of fielding let them down quite a few times. Hence, India was good enough, but not outstanding.
However, the trends took a turn and at the present point in time, India are among the most prolific fielding teams. But over the last few decades, India kept having at least one outstanding fielder, though it didn’t make much of a difference. Recently, Harsha Bhogle, the renowned cricket journalist, tried to jot down the best Indian fielders over the period of time.
Harsha Bhogle names his best
Eknath Solkar was arguably India’s best fielder at the short leg region. Bhogle kept him right at the top. At second place, he kept Mohammad Azharuddin, the former skipper of the national team. At number three, he slotted Ravindra Jadeja, who has been able to pull off some superlative efforts. Jadeja has inflicted run-outs, taken catches and saved runs on a consistent basis.
He also named 10 others, who he believed was also outstanding. Among them, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh are the ones, who are yet to bid goodbye to the cricket field. Mohammad Kaif, who hung his boots back in 2018, is also a part of the list.
Bhogle took to Twitter and wrote, “Good morning. Three best Indian fielders for me. 1. Eknath Solkar 2. Mohd Azharuddin 3. Ravindra Jadeja Others touched by brilliance (top of mind) Hemu Adhikari, Tiger Pataudi, Rusi Surti, Syed Kirmani, Abid Ali, Brijesh Patel, Ajay Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Mohd Kaif.”
Here is Bhogle’s tweet: –
Good morning. Three best Indian fielders for me.
1. Eknath Solkar
2. Mohd Azharuddin
3. Ravindra Jadeja
Others touched by brilliance (top of mind) Hemu Adhikari, Tiger Pataudi, Rusi Surti, Syed Kirmani, Abid Ali, Brijesh Patel, Ajay Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Mohd Kaif
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 25, 2020
The fans, however, felt that a prominent name was missing in the list. The fans felt that Robin Singh, the former Indian cricketer, should have featured there. Singh was recently a part of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) where he was the head coach of one of the franchises. Even for India, he was a handy prospect, both with the bat and on the field.
Here is how Twitterati reacted: –
— Manish P Nahar (@manishnahar) March 25, 2020
Robin Singh, Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli.
— Sinhrann (@sinhrann) March 25, 2020
I think Robin Singh has done enough to be in the list of special mentions, at least. He was more than 100% cricketer when it comes to fielding efforts. Have he been 5 years younger when he made his debut then he would have been the automatic choice. 🙂
— Teo LOLstoy (@teo_lolstoy) March 25, 2020
You forgot robin singh who changed India's fielding after making comeback at 33
— Sudhakar Kandhare (@Sudhakar_SMK) March 25, 2020
— DK (@dnyankardore) March 25, 2020
U r missing Robin singh top of all Harsha..
— Buttikiran (@Buttikiran1) March 25, 2020
no Robin Singh??? Shocking Mr. Bhogle.
— ಮಂದಣ್ಣ Rahul 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@rahul_mandanna) March 25, 2020
Forgot Robin Singh
— Jeban Moses (@Its_Jeban_Moses) March 25, 2020
Heard about Robin Singh and @im_manishpandey ?
— Middle Bencher (@middle_bencher) March 25, 2020
Robin Singh was also good fielder
— Mr Cricket Expert (@MrCricketExper1) March 25, 2020
You have missed Robin Singh
— Krishnan (@tskrishnan) March 25, 2020
Robin Singh ?
— Prithvi (@The_BeardMan_) March 25, 2020
Any views on Robin Singh?
— TapaswiGunjal (@GunjalTapaswi) March 25, 2020
Robin Singh would still be in the list super fit
— INDIANTERRAIN (@INDIANTERRAIN18) March 25, 2020