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It was an acid Test for Rohit Sharma when he was asked to lead Team India in absence of regular captain Virat Kohli. Make no mistake, Rohit Sharma has been a fantastic leader for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League but captaining Men in Blue is altogether a different job and if u fail, there is no second chance. Rohit must have felt the same when Sri Lanka trounced India in the first ODI. It was a collective failure with fingers being pointed at Rohit Sharma and cricket fanatics started missing Virat Kohli. I was amazed to see Rohit Sharma’s response in the second match. Batting like a true star, he clobbered Lankan bowlers to all corners, hitting fours and sixes at will. The rate at which he scored his runs was enough to shell shock his rivals. The ongoing Ashes has been a fantastic one for Australia, giving no chance to England, who are like kids playing cricket for the first time in their respective careers. A lot was expected when England left for Australia, considering the hostile rivalry between two countries. But, it has become a one sided affair with Australia leading five-match series 3-0 and a whitewash is on the cards. Senior English pros have found life miserable in front of the wicket, be it any batsman or bowler. There is more to read from cricket in this issue…
Cricket Today is a monthly cricket magazine in English and is published by a Delhi-based company, Diamond Magazines, which has the support of very experienced professionals. Cricket Today is an ultimate ode to the cricketing world. Besides coverage of all Test and One-day International matches, it has columns written by top writers who have long been known for their compelling writing in this field, the inside-out stories, legendary cricket moments, interviews, player profiles, the history of cricket and its players, exclusive columns, contests and lots more, all laden with evocative photographs.