Spread over an enormous land area containing a population of over a billion individuals, India as a country encapsulates diverse cultures, multiple beliefs and varied traditions. However, the common denominator that binds us Indians, which transcends cultural differences and language barriers is cricket. The game has held the country hostage for decades making a billion hearts beat in unison. Cricket is no longer a sport, it is religion, played and believed in unwaveringly. India definitely bleeds blue. The players are idolised throughout the nation serving as a source of inspiration for many. While some Indian players are established, there are many rising stars of the Indian cricket team. The fate of Indian cricket lies on their shoulders. Let’s find out their future the astro way.
1. Umesh Yadav
Born on October 25th, 1987, Umesh Yadav perfectly embodies the traits of a Scorpio in his professional accomplishments. In spite of his delayed entry into Indian national cricket, he ferociously competed with players with greater exposure and experience. Due to his tenacious and determined personality, Yadav was playing in the big league in less than two seasons of starting out. Since then his performance has been remarkable. For the year 2013, he is anticipated to have several opportunities knock on his door which will spur his career further. However, certain major decisions should be evaluated intently as they will define his game for the next few years.
2. Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina personifies the new age of Indian cricket. Known for his prodigal performances in the Indian Junior team his abilities have been severely doubted on several occasions in the big league. His overall inconsistent performance led to dismissal from the Indian team in a number of tournaments. However, being a Sagittarius, his inherent qualities of persistence and optimism saw him through. The ability to split the field and discover gaps eventually earned him commendation vanishing all doubts about his talents. 2013 is predicted to be a promising year for Suresh Raina. The pressure to perform will drive him to improvise and improve his game enabling him to win laurels for the country. However, it is imperative for him not to go over-board as it will be detrimental to his career.
3. R. Ashwin
This year will be a fruitful and smooth year for the beloved Indian bowler, R. Ashwin. While the year 2012 proved to rather unsteady for him, this year will see the opposite in regards to his performance. The stars indicate towards a steady growth for Ashwin as long as he weighs his pros and cons judiciously. He pioneered the Sudoku ball, bringing it from the streets of Chennai to international cricket. Titled as one of the leading Indian spinners testifies his Virgo characteristic of being conscientious. This quality of Ashwin’s will take him and his bowling to a whole new level.
4. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is one of the most celebrated young cricketers in India today. His aggressive game, loud and public emotional outburst and consistent performance are what characterise him. He has grown to become the most dependable batsmen in the Indian middle order. His fantastic fielding, the ability to assess situations and seize the moments makes Kohli one of the most exciting young talents to watch out for in the international circuit. Born on 5th November, Virat Kohli is expected to have a strenuous year ahead of him. However, the dividends of his hard-work will not pay off this year. Therefore, he should be patient and calm in order to reap benefits in forthcoming years. He must sufficiently exploit his talents to improve his performances.
5. Gautam Gambhir
As a Libra, Gautam Gambhir aptly exemplifies the qualities of his element, air, through his cricket. Being feisty, insatiable and unrestricted makes him one of the most complete batsmen on the Indian cricket team. With Jupiter in his favour for the next few months, Gambhir will have a significant improvement in his batting. However, during the latter part of the year, he might be faced with challenges which might hinder his performance. Gautam Gambhir must therefore focus intently on his game.