On the eve of the first test match between India and Australia, Hyderabad comes out in support of the Indian Cricket team. Here’s what some of the Hyderabadis think about the Indian players who are going to play an important role in the upcoming series
Actor Ganesh Venkatraman
I have always been a diehard fan of the Indian cricket team, and I am quite positive that India will win this series. Although, Australia has been formidable, I think India has now learnt how to tackle all kinds of people in this field. I feel even the young layers like Raina and Kohli have metal in them and I am looking forward to them. I also think Ashwin will be great.
Sameer, Radio Jockey
I am not a religious follower of cricket, but I am pretty sure it will be either Rahul Dravid or VVS Laxman. Both the players are seasoned and have had a great record. Their experience has sharpened their skills and they can take on the Aussies’s relatively well.
Jayesh Ranjan, IAS officer
This India-Australia cricket war will be won by India is what I think. And I think the highlight of this match is going to be either Ashwin or Umesh Yadav. And I have a feeling these guys will do better because; they have not been exposed to the Australians before. They will be a novelty for the Aussies as the Australians have had a record of faltering against high quality stuff when they face them for the first time.
Qutub Alam Khan, Socialite
Although I follow cricket on and off, I am looking forward to the India-Australia match. I am guessing Virat Kohli is going to rock it this season! He is technically very sound. He knows the art of execution and he is in good shape now. He has also done very well in the warm up games.
Aadarsh Balakrishna, Actor
I believe bowlers play an extremely crucial role in winning Test matches and we have a good pace attack this time. Zaheer Khan is going to play an important role in the series and it’s good to see that he’s fully fit for it. Everyone would be looking forward to see Sachin scoring his 100th hundred. Rahul Dravid and Laxman’s top form against Australia makes them quite a formidable pair. We have a very strong team this time and under favourable conditions, it’s going to be an unbelievable experience, to see all of them play in Australia.
I have always been a great fan of Sachin Tendulkar and he is someone who never disappoints. He has always done really well and has had a record breaking past. I think Sachin will continue to make a difference. Needless to say, he bats really well and manages very well on the green turfs!
I would say Rahul Dravid is going to make a huge difference to the team. He’s in great form and has always played consistently well against Australia. And Laxman is another player who reserves his best against Australia.
I have a feeling VS Laxman is going to be THE MAN of the upcoming India-Australia series. He has always been great and he has a knack of how to tackle the Aussie’s. He is also a great fast bowler and I think he will also bowl to make India victorious.
Uday Kiran, Software Engineer
Sehwag is in great form. Last time, he scored 195 at Sydney and recently he scored 219 in the ODI against West Indies. He sticks to his usual style, no matter where a match is being played. If he clicks, then things will be fine for India. Apart from him, Rahul Dravid does consistently well whenever India plays abroad.
Adivi Sesh, Actor
My heart says Sachin Tendulkar, but I feel Virat Kohli will be our trump card this time. He’s in great form and he’s getting better and better. Playing against Australia in Australia is a great opportunity and I hope he performs really well at such a big stage.