The current Indian team has done what many just dream of. They have shown some great levels of belief, team spirit and fitness and has rose to become arguably the best cricket team in the world. Be it foreign tours in countries like Australia or a home series against a strong team like England, the Men in Blue under the leadership of Virat Kohli has showcased a great deal of professionalism.
Clive Lloyd, the former West Indies captain, believes that the present Indian team has diversity because of which it has tasted a great amount of success across all three formats. Recently, Virat Kohli and his men won the Test and T20I series against England after losing the first game of both series. They are also leading the three-match ODI series 1-0 after winning the first game in a comprehensive manner by 66 runs.
Lloyd, the 1975 and 1979 World Cup-winning skipper of the then legendary West Indian Team, said that the present Indian team is more professional and its players are fitter than the previous generations. The 76-year-old also praised India for making a comeback in Australia despite losing the opening Test and going through a number of injury concerns.
“They are a much better side because they have variety, the players are fitter and more professional… Yeah, I would think so… Don’t forget they came from behind most times in Australia and that was excellent. Judging by their performances from that series you can say that this is the best Indian team ever,” Lloyd was quoted as saying to The Telegraph.
Lloyd Is All Praises For Jasprit Bumrah
Clive Lloyd is very impressed by India’s ace fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah:
“He’s (Bumrah) thinking all the time and can surprise you any time. He can bowl the vicious bouncer, he can get the ball to swing around, he bowls the slower ones. That is why India are where they are at the moment. He can provide breakthroughs at a time when the side is struggling,” he added.