If there is one thing Indian cricket is known for, it has to be their fielding. From Yuvraj Singh to Mohammed Kaif to Suresh Raina to Ravindra Jadeja, we’ve seen India’s fielding evolve over the years.
In recent context, ever since Virat Kohli has taken over we’ve seen him stressing on the importance of fielding. The Indian team at the moment is said to have one of the best fielders in the world. Starting from skipper Kohli we have Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma, and Jadeja which makes the current side one of the best fielding unit in the world.
Aakash Chopra picks India’s best fielders
Former India opener and commentator recently picked six best fielders India has ever produced. Starting from number 6, he first picked current India skipper Virat Kohli. He has picked over 251 catches but for Chopra, Kohli not being effective at slips is the reason he’s slotted him at six.
Following Kohli, it was Kapil Dev at number 5. The former World Cup-winning captain has shown his reflexes in the final of 1983 World Cup when he plucked that catch to dismiss Viv Richards.
Aakash then picked Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif at fourth and third position respectively for their agility on the field. For him, these two revolutionised fielding in Indian cricket as they changed the perspective of fielding altogether.
The number two position was occupied by Suresh Raina who has been one of the best fielders ever produced by India. His stunning catching has always been displayed while playing for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.
At last, the number one position was given to India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. He picked him for this position due to Jadeja’s ability to run out batsmen with his throws and cover the ground to complete some impossible catches.
Aakash Chopra picks six best Indian fielders:
1. Ravindra Jadeja, 2. Suresh Raina, 3. Mohammad Kaif, 4. Yuvraj Singh, 5. Kapil Dev, 6. Virat Kohli.