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Famous cricket player of India: Virender Sehwag

Famous cricket players Virendar Sehwag: An ace in the Indian Deck

  • Famous by the name of ‘Viru’, Virendar Sehwag of Indian cricket team commenced his international career in 1999 against Pakistan cricket team
  • Sehwag has played 251 one day internationals up till now and has scored a handsome 8273 runs with the help of 15 centuries and 38 fifties. His highest total in an innings being 219.
  • Pretty impressive with the ball, he took 96 wickets of his 4392 balls with 4/6 being his best in an innings.
  • Virendar Sehwag has played in 2 ICC world cups and is there in place for the 3rd upcoming one. His quick batting makes him eligible to be among the opening pair of the Indian team. His performance in the 2003 cricket world cup had been very consistent as he played numerous match winning knocks which eventually led the team to the finals.
  • Twice, Sehwag has taken the man of the series award and twenty times has he been the man of the match.
  • His batting was impressive enough for the selectors to replace him with Sourav Ganguly and now is there at his spot since ages along with S.R Tendulkar.
  • In any match if Sehwag scores a fifty or a hundred, India is certain to win, provided the rest of the batting order has performed above average, which is why he is also termed as the match winner.

Highlights of player records:

  • Sehwag set the record for being the only Indian to score a triple century in test cricket. He is also the only player to score fastest triple century in test cricket
  • Sehwag has a record for being one of the four batsmen to surpass 300 test wickets and only player to score two triple centuries and one five wickets haul.

Records are meant to be broken and Virendar Sehwag did in great fashion by hitting the highest ODI score of 219 runs against West Indies at Indore, India. Virendar Sehwag broke the Highest ODI runs record of Sachin Tendulker who registered 200 runs against South Africa on February 24, 2011. Only two men did it in the history of ODI cricket and both are from India. Sehwag has considered his win as the biggest thing in life as he broke the record of his role model Sahcin Tendulker.

Virender Sehwag has a well built career with an inexorable pursuit, and a wunderkind, for hitting the boundaries all over. His specialty lies in his foot work, although it minimal but the intent to strike the ball is optimum. Not only ODIs, he has been the fastest runs scorer in the history for test cricket. As an opener, always a danger man for all kind of bowling attacks. 

Famous cricket player of India: Gautam Gambhir

by on February 19, 2011
in India, Profiles

Gautam Gambhir

  • Gautam ghambhir is among the finest and complete batsman of the Indian cricket team who made his test debut in 2004 against Australia and his ODI debut in 2003 against Bangladesh cricket team.
  • Gambhir like many other renowned batsmen started off his cricket career domestically and is now counted in the Indian team’s opening batsmen slot because of his startling and outstanding performance on the field.
  • Up to date, Gautam Ghambhir has scored 5238 runs in 147 ODI’s. With 11 centuries and 34 fifties, he has proven to be one of the most talented and insatiable batsman of the present cricket era. As per Sehwag, Gambhir is the finest opener after Sunil Gavasker on Indian side.
  • However, Gambhir because of his below the expectation level batting in the home series matches, was dropped from the test team and was also not chosen for the ICC world cup of 2007.
  • Ghambhir did an awe-inspiring job in the one day internationals played in the year 2007 (India’s tour to Bangladesh and Ireland).
  • Playing marvelously in 2007 world ICC twenty 20 and beating Pakistan cricket team in the final, Ghambhir was the top Indian batsmen who scored the highest number of runs. 227 runs were scored by him and he also did very well in the final match reflecting his true talent of the game.  (75 runs on 54 balls)
  • In the years ahead of 2007, more passionate performances by Gambhir were to be seen especially in the test series and his consistency in his batting level remained above the anticipated level.
  • He will never be forgotten for his match winning knock of 97 runs in 2011 ICC World Cup

As India has been experimenting tremendously with new players, it is important how they shape their squad for 2015 ICC Championship. With already an elaborate batting line up, it will be difficult for India to opt for best players. Gambhir however is irreplaceable in the team due to his consistent performance as an opener for team. 

Famous cricket player of India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

by on February 19, 2011
in India, Profiles

M S Dhoni

 

  • Famously known as the Pepsi Youth icon, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also the most successful captain of the Indian cricket team and has brought home many trophy’s under his captaincy.
  • He is the current captain of Indian cricket team in all three formats and is known for being the greatest finisher of limited overs cricket.
  • Mahendra Dhoni is a right-handed-middle-order batsman. 
  • Mahendra made his debut in 2004 and had played 176 matches up till now.
  • Dhoni has played 250 matches till 2014 while scoring 8192 runs which include 9 centuries and 56 fifties with 183 (not out) being his best. Not to forget Dhoni is the only batsman these days to have a batting average of almost 50 (49.17).
  • Dhoni not only is a consistent batsman but is an extra ordinary wicket keeper as well, and has taken 227 catches till 2014 and has been the reason for 85 stumpings in just 250 matches.
  • Dhoni has played once in an ICC world cup i.e. 2007. There is no denying the fact that he performed well and above average but the fact that the Indian side couldn’t go till the super 8 round, conceals his performance.
  • He has been awarded the ICC player of the year twice in a row (2008 and 2009) and under his leadership the Indian cricket team brought home the T-twenty world cup of 2007 and the CB series of 2008. He was also the captain of the winning team of the IPL.
  • With his spectacular performance in the practice match against NZ, and past match records the Indians are quite confident that he is in his best form and will certainly keep the world cup trophy in the country.

Highlights of player record:

Dhoni holds the record for scoring the highest score being a wicket keeper. He broke record of Adam Gilchrist by scoring 183 runs. Dhoni also holds the record for scoring highest runs as the seventh player in ODI. He surpassed this record of Shaun Pollock by scoring 139 runs. He is also the only captain to score highest at number 7. He became fourth fastest player to reach 8000 runs in ODI. 

Famous cricket player of India: Yusuf Pathan

by on February 19, 2011
in India, Profiles

Yousuf PathanPlayer record: 

  • Yusuf Pathan is a strong and aggressive batsman of the Indian cricket team with more than average off break skills who joined the international cricket team in 2008. He is a brother of Irfan Pathan who is a bowler of Indian team. 
  • He became a highlight for Indian side when he helped his team chase 316 with his blistering century against New Zealand in an ODI.
  • His extra ordinary quick batting has brought him to the international squad. (100 of 37 balls in the IPL).  He hasn’t played in a test match as yet.
  • However Yusuf Pathan has played 57 One Day matches and has scored 810 runs at a strike rate of 113.6. His total runs consist of 2 centuries and 3 half with 123* being his highest in an innings.
  • As mentioned he has been averagely fair with the ball by taking 33 wickets (1490 balls) with 3/49 being his best figures.
  • Yusuf Pathan was dropped off from the Indian cricket team for a small period for his poor performance but he regained his place by showing his brilliant skills in domestic cricket.
  • Yusuf Pathan is said to be the back bone of the middle order, and he comes into play when the Indian side has lost all its top order players. And his aggressive batting comes in very handy when there is either a huge target to chase or to put up.

Although Indian cricket is fully equipped with some outstanding batsmen but Yusuf definitely has an edge because of his hard hitting at crucial times. His bowling side is also an advantage for team as he can come handy in situations where no other bowler is bringing results. As for ICC 2015 Championship, not much has been said about his inclusion in the team. Yusuf Pathan is quite busy with his IPL career at the moment and his skills could be of value in world cup. 

Famous cricket player of India: Harbhajan Singh

by on February 18, 2011
in India, Profiles

Harbhajan SinghPlayer record: Harbhajan Singh

  • Making his debut in the early 1998, Harbhajan Singh is one of the best and highly passionate off spinners on the Indian bowling side.
  • Harbhajan was a quality spinner from the beginning of his career, his splendid wicket taking in domestic cricket took him to the international form of the game where he was appointed as the second spinner.
  • He has played 2 ICC world cups up till now and has been showing great magic with the bowl throughout his career.
  • In 229 One day international matches he bowled 12,059 balls taking 259 wickets. His best figures in ODI is 5/31. He has taken 3 five wicket hauls with a handsome bowling average of 32.84 and has taken 10 wickets more than 5 times in a test match.
  • He has played 101 test matches taking 431 wickets in his career so far. 
  • His batting performance is also not very bad. Harbhajan has scored 1190 runs with 49 being his highest in an innings in ODI cricket. He has played numerous match winning strokes, with important boundaries at crucial stages of the game. As for his test batting record, he has scored 2 centuries and 9 fifties. 

Highlights of player record:

  • He has second highest number of wickets in test cricket being an off-spinner after the legendary Muralitharan
  • Harbhajan also became the first Indian spinner to score a hat-trick in test cricket. 
  • It is now said that with spinners like Harbhajan in the side, Indian cricket team can easily put any team in trouble. However the statement falls true when it comes to Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi but when it comes to bowling second, his bowling certainly gives the Indian side an upper edge.

Currently, Harbhajan Singh is having difficulty in his performance and he has been dropped from many series especially in 2013 and 2014. However he is expected to make a comeback and there are no chances of him retiring from cricket anymore. India still has faith in him. We hope he delivers. 

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