Indian National Cricket Team have emerged as a good fielding team in the last few years with the current crop of players focussing specifically on their fielding aspects. Skipper Virat Kohli has also emphasised heavily on fielding which has had a significant impact on the match result. India’s fielding coach R Sridhar hailed the cricketers saying that the players are ready to risk injuries to save one run for his side.
Kohli and Kedar are very intimidating: Sridhar
Meanwhile, the umpires had to call off the game between India and New Zealand due to rain and wet outfield. As a result, the Men in Blues now have two wins from three games with one ending in a no-result. Next up, Virat Kohli & Co will take on arch-rivals Pakistan on June 16 at the Old Trafford in Manchester. The tensions between the neighbouring countries are in an all-time high and India will look to win the game for the martyrs.
Speaking at the post-match conference, R Sridhar revealed how the Indian team emerged as a good fielding unit. He also revealed that this team is willing to risk injuries to save even one run for their side. Sridhar also added that the attitude of the players has changed which have made an impact on the performance of the team.
“The biggest thing is the attitude of the fielders where they put the team ahead of themselves,” he said. “These are qualities you need to go out and win championships. They are willing to risk injuries to save that one run, which is a great quality to have. We have a terrific slip catcher and a safe catcher in Rohit Sharma, and two guys, Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav, who are very intimidating to the opposition,” he added.
Furthermore, R Sridhar added that bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal have improved a lot in the fielding aspect, which was evident in the last match. The Men in Blues are also a lot of fit and likes to challenge the oppositions.
“We saw Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah crack it up in the last game, diving after bowling long spells, and stopping runs,” he continued.
India will next play against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 16 at the Old Trafford in Manchester. It will be a cracker of a game which has garnered a lot of support.