Former India captain Anil Kumble has picked his best moments and best players of Indian Cricket in the year 2019.
Rohit Sharma, the standout performer
Anil Kumble when asked about the best player for India in 2019, he instantly replied as Rohit Sharma without a doubt. He said, “There have been many players, I think everyone has performed, But I think one person stands out: Rohit has had a fantastic season. In the world cup to have 5 hundreds. Then a double hundred as an opener in a test match against South Africa.”
Mayank Agarwal, the standout youngster
Anil Kumble also told that Mayank was the standout Youngster for India in the year 2019 when asked about the best youngster of the year. He also added that Mayank walking into the boxing day test match with 90,000 people at MCG,it is never easy to make a debut in such tough circumstances but Mayank has exceeded well and sealed his spot in the Indian test team thereafter. He said, “I think Mayank is someone India can look towards in One day cricket, even in T20Is at some point in time. He has a mature head on his shoulders; There has been a lot of competition for the opening slot, but Mayank has stood out.”
Test Series win down under, the favourite moment
Kumble when quizzed about his favourite moment of the year 2019, he said that Test series win in Australia has to be sure on the top as beating a top side like Australia in Australia even though they didn’t have two of their best players is just something else. He concluded by saying that the first test in Adelaide could have gone either way but Pujara coming in and scoring a brilliant hundred, And from there on to go on and win the series was fantastic to see.
India won the test series in Australia 2-1 and became the first Asian team to beat Australia in Australia in a Test series.
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