Indian fielding requirements have improved leaps and bounds in the previous couple of years. It was the Australian and South African groups who have been recognized to be a deadly fielding aspect prior to now however in latest occasions Indian gamers have saved numerous runs resulting from their improved fielding requirements. MS Dhoni began the elevated deal with health and Virat Kohli has taken on the mantle.
Once we consider India’s finest fielders then the names of Mohammad Azharuddin, Mohammad Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, and Ravindra Jadeja come to thoughts. However who’s India’s finest fielder of all-time?
Former India batsman Aakash Chopra has lent his assist in the direction of Jadeja within the debate. Jadeja has been one of the influential gamers on the sector for India. He has a bullet throw and has one of many most secure pairs of fingers in world cricket.
“He (Jadeja) is totally excellent, he has a rocket arm, he has the most effective arm in world cricket proper now, simply take a look at his floor protection, he isn’t the most effective whereas fielding at slips, however how does it matter,” Chopra mentioned on his official YouTube channel.
Earlier this month, Jadeja was additionally named as India’s ‘Most Useful Participant’ within the Take a look at cricket within the 21st century.
Jadeja had achieved an MVP ranking of 97.three and consequently, he was additionally rated because the second most dear participant Take a look at participant worldwide by Wisden, solely second to Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan.After Jadeja, Chopra picked Suresh Raina, Mohammad Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Kapil Dev, and Virat Kohli as the highest Indian fielders of all-time.
Speaking about Kohli and Kapil Dev, Chopra mentioned: “As you see him (Kohli) rising as a participant, you see him rising as a fielder, he needs to be there fielding and that is what makes him tremendous particular.”
“Everybody noticed him (Kapil Dev) taking the catch of Vivian Richards within the finals of the 1983 World Cup, he had nice fingers and was very agile,” he added.
Yuvraj and Kaif are seen as two of probably the most distinguished names in Indian cricket to convey out a couple of renaissance in Indian fielding.
The duo usually used high discipline contained in the thirty-yard circle within the first 15 overs, after which they have been seen fielding on the outfield throughout the slog overs.
Now, this may be seen with Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja as effectively. Each of them discipline on the boundary rope throughout the slog overs in white-ball cricket.
(with ANI inputs)