The Surfer

India's future bright

While India's one-day series victory over England with a young side may not offer a foolproof guide to prospects in longer formats, the mood of the matches and the buoyancy of the Indians bode well, says Peter Roebuck in the Hindu .

Dustin Silgardo
25-Feb-2013
While India's one-day series victory over England with a young side may not offer a foolproof guide to prospects in longer formats, the mood of the matches and the buoyancy of the Indians bode well, says Peter Roebuck in the Hindu.
Responsibility can make or break a sportsman. By the look of things, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli are ready to meet the challenge. Rahane averages 69 in first class cricket, an exceptional return indicating he is a run-maker not a mere flash in the pan. Kohli has been around so long it's easy to forget he is only 22, and can be forgiven the errors of youth. Anyhow youngsters need a bit of pickle in them.

Dustin Silgardo is a former sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo