IND vs NZ: KS Bharat impressed with his brilliant talents behind the introductory stumps for Team India.© Instagram
Former Team India player VVS Laxman reveals how impressed India’s latest debutant KS Bharat Rahul Dravid is. According to Laxman, the current head coach of the Indian men’s senior cricket team, Bharath described in detail the “good keeping skills” of what he considered to be “next to Viruthiman Saha in Indian cricket”. Speaking on Star Sports, Laxman said, “I still remember Rahul Dravid praising KS Bharat for his wicket-keeping prowess.
Bharat impressed behind the stumps with some sharp catches and brilliant stumpings in his Test debut against New Zealand. He persuaded captain Ajinkya Rahane to take a successful review against batting Will Young.
Laxman pointed out the importance of a good wicket-keeper in difficult Indian situations and pitches. Bharat’s “presence of mind” and “excellent technique” with gloves were two factors that amazed Lakshmana.
“In this quality spin situation, if you do not have a reliable wicket-keeper, you will miss a lot of opportunities. The best technique and best mood we saw today, he did not panic for anyone.
The Indian bowlers controlled the situation on the 3rd day to give New Zealand a 296-run lead and a 49-run lead.
Left-arm spinner Akshar Patel broke the backbone of the Indian team by taking his fifth five-wicket haul in four Tests for India.
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