Former Pakistan cricketer Kamran Akmal, who has played 157 ODIs, 58 T20s, and 51 Test matches, has praised Team India’s setup for creating a strong cricketing culture in the country. In a free flowing conversation he stated Kamran Akmal Lauds Indian Cricket, Says India can easily field 3 International teams at the moment.
In a recent interview Akmal quoted, “We must give full credit to the Indian setup for creating a strong cricketing culture. India can now easily field three teams because their grassroots level is very strong. Rahul Dravid also deserves the credit for developing young cricketers at the grassroots level, who eventually went on to represent India. They have become a good side because they never compromised with their red-ball cricket. They have two-day and three-day cricket at the school level, which has benefitted them a lot.”
Kamran Akmal Lauds Indian cricket and has praised Team India for not compromising with Red ball cricket making it a priority, starting from the school level.
He added saying, “Except for Dhoni, no other former Indian cricketer have retired after playing white-ball cricket, they always play Test cricket as their last game. When the debutants come into the ranks, they come with an experience of 40-50 matches. Domestic players are given an opportunity only after having gained experience for at least 4-5 years. Take the example of Suryakumar Yadav, who came with the maturity needed to play international cricket. If you look at their players from the 90s, such as Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, Mohammed Azharuddin, Virender Sehwag, they all share the dressing room with some of the other team. Not just in the IPL, but also in domestic cricket. They also work with their respective state associations.”
Team India to play two teams this season:
Team India is all set to play the prestigious inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) finals against New Zealand starting from June 18th, 2021. Simultaneously the white ball team will play a three-match ODI against Sri Lanka in July.