Indian Cricket Team coach Duncan Fletcher on captain MS Dhoni – “He is a very, very honest man. He would quietly sit down and discuss the point that he wants to make. He likes clarity when he is discussing something with you. What I really admire about him is that he is a very principled man.
Captain MS Dhoni believes the score line is of little importance in a five-match series and it will not dictate terms on what personnel are called upon for the Southampton Test. “In a five-Test series a 1-0 lead is not really big. So, we will not be looking at the score line yet when making the team-related decisions,” Dhoni said.
The sweat and toil finally paid off for Pankaj Singh in one grand moment as he received his Test cap from Sourav Ganguly. “It’s a big achievement. It took me 10 years to get here,” Pankaj told BCCI.TV after the first day’s play. “This was my biggest dream, to play Test cricket for India and I have made it true today.
India A overhauled Australia A’s total of 274 to win the Quadrangular One-Day series at Darwin on Saturday. The Indian middle-order put up a great show once again with a collective performance to see the team home. Kedar Jadhav hit a majestic 78 while Rishi Dhawan and Axar patel held their nerve during a counterattacking partnership of 93 in 12.3 overs for the seventh wicket to stun the home team.