15 Cricketers who made India Proud – Part 3
India celebrates its 71st independence day. On this occasion, CrickGeek remember 15 cricketers who made India proud.
“One inch here and there and a guy like Dhoni could take you apart. He is a great finisher, he is cool and calm and backs himself. He is a strong character.” – Mahela Jayawardene.
Updated Stats (ODI): 9496 runs, 10 hundreds, 278 catches, 97 stumpings
“Sourav Ganguly is a very good leader. His return to the field brings a spring in the steps of the Indians. He is a great player.”- Ricky Ponting
“Whenever India drew a match against England, Australia or West Indies it was as good as a win. Sunil was instrumental because we always looked up to him because he was the one who could bat for two days.” – Kapil Dev.
“I noticed a young fast bowler in a charity match, who bowled a first ball bouncer – quite rare to see from Indian pacers. Kapil was a flamboyant batsman too and undoubtedly a fabulous all-rounder,” – Imran Khan.
“We have had champions’
we have had legends’
but we have never had another
Sachin Tendulkar and we never will.” – Time Magazine.
The man who inspired a billion hearts, shouldered expectations for two decades and gave us so many moments of happiness.