Former Aussie pacer Glenn McGrath agrees with the common view that the absence of Indian skipper Virat Kohli for a majority of the Test matches will be a massive blow for India. At the same time, the Australian legend added that it is a golden opportunity for someone else to step up.
It is a known fact that Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar is not a fan of sledging. In fact, recently former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq had revealed how he was left embarrassed after trying to have a go at the Master Blaster. However, Tendulkar recalled an incident in which he was the one to initiate a war of words.
With twin tons in his first Test since the embarrassing ban over ball tampering, former Australia captain Steve Smith has won back a lot of admirers. Smith's hundred in each innings of the first Ashes Test not only enabled Australia to recover from 122 for 8, but they also went on to clinch the match and a crucial 1-0 lead in the series.