While Sachin Tendulkar is often termed as the greatest batsman of all time, the underrated Rahul Dravid has been finally given his due of sorts. The unassuming Dravid has been voted as the greatest Indian batsman in Test cricket in the last 50 years in an opinion poll by Wisden India.
India’s domestic cricket legend Rajinder Goel, often referred to as one of ‘India’s nearly men’, died on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Goel was 77. A left-arm spinner, Goel picked up a massive 750 first-class wickets in a career that spanned two and a half decades
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who potrayed the character of former Indian captain MS Dhoni in the acclaimed movie ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, committed suicide at his residence in Mumbai at the age of just 34. Apart from Bollywood and his fans, the cricketing franternity too has been left stunned by the shocking turn of events.
India’s oldest first-class cricketer, Vasant Raiji, passed away in the early hours of Saturday at the age of exactly 100. A right-handed batsman, Raiji made his debut for Cricket Club of India against Central Provinces and Berar in Nagpur in 1939. Raiji made his Mumbai debut in 1941 for Western India with Vijay Merchant as captain.
Former India cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, who played a fair amount of his cricket in the 1990s, has reiterated that Indian cricket was way too dependent on Sachin Tendulkar the batsman back in the era. Speaking to Ravichandran Ashwin in 'Reminisence with Ash' show on Instagram, Manjrekar admitted what a lot of other experts have also spoken about.