Mumbai, May 5 (ANI): Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh said that the present Indian cricket team’s aggressive approach towards the game has helped it to win several matches in the recent past.
He was interacting with media persons after spending some time with visually-abled enthusiasts of the game here last evening.
Applauding the Indian team’s positive attitude and teamwork, Waugh said that the squad has a bright future.
“India, I think is definitely more aggressive the way they play their game. They are more confident. They probably work together better as a team than they have in the past. That’s probably the three main differences that I see in the current Indian side. They are a very good team. I believe they can win under any conditions,” said Waugh.
Waugh also praised the Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, under whose captaincy the team has set a record for most back-to-back one day international (ODI) wins, numbering nine.
“Dhoni, I think gives a real balance and confidence. He is a captain that I think keeps his motions in shape, which I think is very important. But he is a very strong cricketer. He commands respect,” added Waugh.
India won its Test series on New Zealand soil after 41 years in April, 2009, the previous victory being in 1968 under the captaincy of the Nawab of Pataudi, Mansur Ali Khan.
India’s third successive test series victory since defeating top-rankedustralia in November has triggered a debate in the cricket-mad nation as tohether the team is the country’s best yet.
Meanwhile, the visually-abled cricket enthusiasts were overwhelmed after meeting one of the most popular and successful cricketers of all time.
“Waugh is a very kind human being. We felt like as if he is one among us. I was very happy to meet him,” said Devi Das, a visually-abled man.
Waugh, one of the most successful skippers of Australian cricket team, has been active in several charitable causes after retirement from the game.
He has been a sort of patron to Udayan, a Kolkata-based voluntary organisation engaged in running orphanages and tending children of ‘have-nots’. (ANI)