Viru the new Bradman

Woolmer thinks Viru is like Bradman. That’s quite a compliment especially coming from a shrewd thinker like Woolmer. The irony is that every few years we produce a Bradman-like player — it was Gavasker in the 80s, Tendulkar in the 90s, and Viru is the 2000s — the team as a whole can never unfortunately deliver consistently. I wish everyone especially Indian cricket fans stop praising individual team members to the skies by making such pointless comparisons and instead focus on the team performance.

Its time to open the flood gates and romp in youngsters to form a new look ODI team in preparation for the next world cup. Viru has to play a big role in grooming the team for the next world cup (perhaps as captain). Pak has come so far only because they invested in their youngsters and dumped 7 of their top players after the last world cup. Its time India did the same.

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.