India were superb in the Test series against England. They were leading 2-1 after the fourth Test and the visitors were looking forward to the fifth and the final Test. However, the match was called off after the outbreak of Covid-19 in the Indian team. Many feel that this is the best Indian team ever.
However, former Aussie spinner Shane Warne has a different opinion. According to him, the current batting line-up is nowhere close to the golden era of Indian batting, which featured Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman.
“Their batting is nowhere near as strong as Dravid, Ganguly, Laxman, Tendulkar, Sehwag. Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen on the planet, if not the best across all forms, but when you see that top five of Sehwag, Ganguly, Dravid, Laxman, Tendulkar, that isn’t bad. I don’t think you can say that it’s the best batting Indian side,” Warne said on Sky Sports.
He praised Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant. “Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are two standout players, and I think Rishabh Pant will be a superstar down the track. But I think it is their fast bowlers that have elevated India to be able to win in all conditions and not just in India,” Warne added.