Satya Nadella, the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft launched his book ‘Hit Refresh’, in India & opened up about his love for cricket. Many were surprised that it is not Virat Kohli, but Ravichandran Ashwin.
Nadella believes Ashwin has got the best of skills among all the spinners in modern day cricket. ” I think R Ashwin is someone who can bowl six different balls in an over, with his variety of balls,” Speaking to Times of India.
Satya Nadella is a busy man. After all, he is the chief of one of the top IT companies in the world. He does not get too much of time to follow cricket. “Unfortunately, I don’t have time, but I follow it through Cricinfo quite a bit, I love Test cricket. I think Virat Kohli is someone who is very special,” Nadella was quoted as saying.
He praised the current Indian pace attack by calling it awesome. “Their (Team India’s) fielding, the athleticism, the professionalism, is something else. It is fantastic to see the Indians play like Australians,” Nadella said.
When asked his favorite between Jaisimha or Sachin Tendulkar “Oh that is tough, But look I am a Hyderabadi and a romantic at heart, so ML Jaisimha,” Nadella said at India Today Conclave Next. Jaisimha played 39 Tests between 1959-1971 with 2056 runs.
Nadella also raved about Rohit Sharma and said his technique reminds him of VVS Laxman. ” I love watching Rohit Sharma play, you know that follow through of his, his cover drives. He reminds me of VVS Laxman. When he (Rohit) is on song, I think he is just glorious to watch,” he said.