Our cricket’s future, now in reliable hands: Deep Dasgupta


Former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta feels that the beacon in the Indian cricket team is slowly being passed from the previous generation to the next generation as the likes of Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj dominate the ODI batting and bowlers rankings, respectively.
Rising superstar Gill overtook Pakistan skipper Babar Azam as the no. 1 ranked batter in the ICC ODI rankings and joined his teammate Mohammad Siraj at the top, who is also ranked as the no. 1 bowler in the ICC ODI rankings.
While speaking, Indian cricketer Dasgupta previewed India’s final league match against the Netherlands and shared his views on Gill and Siraj’s recent success.
“Yes, it’s absolutely very good news, and we are very happy with these rankings. The most important thing about this is that these lads are next-generation players. For example, in batting, Shubman Gill, who will be the next-generation batter for Team India, is number one right now, and similarly, Mohammed Siraj, who is number one in bowling right now, will be India’s next-generation pacer. So, I feel number one in itself is a very big positive point, as we are talking about the next generation of players. So, it’s quite visible that the beacon is passing slowly in that direction, and our future cricket is in absolute safe hands,” Deep said.
India’s dominance in the ongoing World Cup has been due to sticking with a single-playing XI and making changes only if the condition favours a set of batters or due to some injury concerns.
For India’s upcoming clash against the Netherlands, Deep suggested that the team should avoid making “unnecessary” changes as they don’t need to change anything. “No, I wouldn’t want to see any changes because I am against making unnecessary changes.