Small cities and villages but bright cricketersA few years ago, Umesh Yadav was quoted in the press as having emerged from a small town. A few others also followed him. Even the legend called MS Dhoni was from Ranchi, a city that is not anywhere near being a famous city for cricket.
And now, we have the classic examples of Varun Chakravargethy, a crafty spinner, and Natarajan, also called "yorker Natarajan" for the deadly yorkers that he gets to bowl on the cricket pitches. The latter has emerged from a very small village near a district headquarter town called Salem, which is one of the big cities of Tamil Nadu, famous for its mangoes.
These two cricketers have been selected for the Australia tour. Varun is injured and his place has been taken by Natarajan. This yorker specialist will now bowl alongside the legend called Bumrah, now rated as the best pace bowler in the world. Indian cricket has never had it so good. One hopes that all other players will also do well.