My favourite batsman is batting brilliantly!So far as cricket is concerned, I am in the league of old-timers. I think Test Cricket is the best form of cricket which reflects the skill of players and strategies and techniques of a team. I prefer attacking bowlers who give runs but take wickets than the defensive bowlers useful in ODIs and T-20s. So far as batsmanship is concerned, I prefer slow and steady batsman over flamboyant batsman.
I preferred Sunil Gavaskar over GR Viswanath and Md. Azharuddin. I preferred Rahul Dravid over Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. Similarly, I prefer Cheteshwar Pujara over Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
I am delighted to find that Pujara is batting brilliantly in the ongoing Gavaskar-Border Trophy between India and Australia. Today, at Sidney, he has scored his third century in the current series. He is the best Indian batsman in this series way above even Kohli.
In Test Cricket, patience, perseverance and technique count more than flamboyance.