Though Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have already played five matches in the ongoing 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), the maverick all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is yet to make to season debut for the Gautam Gambhir-led side. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সাকিবের আইডল যারা]
Still without the participation of Shakib, Kolkata are enjoying a good time. Winning four out of five matches, they are currently on the top of the points table.
Recently in a conversation with veteran commentator Harsha Bhogle for Cricbuzz, the KKR players singled out their favourite stars from the current generation, and also from the bygone ones.
In this conversation, Shakib singled out Mohammad Rafique as the player he grew up watching. He also named Virat Kohli as his favourite current India player, while his vote for the all-time favourite Indian cricketer went for Rahul Dravid.
KKR captain Gautam Gambhir noted AB de Villiers as his current favourite batsman in the world. On the other hand, Robin Uthappa chose Sachin Tendulkar as his all-time favourite cricketer, and said Virat Kohli is his current favourite.
Kiwi speedster Trent Boult chose Dale Steyn as the best cricketer in the world at the moment. Meanwhile, English speedster Chris Woakes chose James Anderson as the best bowler in the world. He also remarked that AB de Villiers is the undisputed champion with the bat in the current generation.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com