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Yuvraj, Rohit Sharma draw praise

G. Viswanath

Robin Singh files fielding performance report

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SHARP ON THE FIELD: Robin Singh says Rohit Sharma is brilliant as a fielder, and should continue working on his fitness and agility.

Mumbai: After the five-match one-day series against Pakistan, India’s fielding coach Robin Singh regards Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma as the best fielders in the side. In his report to the BCCI, Robin has said Yuvraj was outstanding and Rohit Sharma, brilliant.

He has also said that left-arm seamer Rudra Pratap Singh gets complacent at times and loses concentration when a match is in progress.

Here are Robin Singh’s observations:

Virender Sehwag: Is very agile and a quick mover on the field; needs to anticipate a little more and continue to work on his fitness.

Gautam Gambhir: Is a much improved fielder; should continue to work on his throwing technique and anticipation.

Yuvraj Singh: fielding has been outstanding; needs to continue working on his fitness.

Sachin Tendulkar: Needs to improve on his agility and work on his fitness.

Sourav Ganguly: Has to improve on his fitness, agility and anticipation.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Has to work on his movements down the leg side as a ’keeper.

Zaheer Khan: Important to work on his fitness and throwing on the run.

S. Sreesanth: More emphasis on his overall fielding necessary; is a good athlete and has an excellent throw.

Praveen Kumar: Is a very good outfielder, must work on his throwing technique, balance and anticipation.

Robin Uthappa: Was below his normal fielding standards; should work on his fitness, agility and throwing from the deep.

Rudra Pratap Singh: Needs to be more consistent; gets very complacent at times and loses concentration during the game; should work on his catching in the deep.

Murali Kartik: Must concentrate on his fitness, agility and throwing.

Harbhajan Singh: Has an excellent throw; is very slow to take off. Important to work on his agility and speed.

Rohit Sharma: Is a brilliant fielder. Should continue to work on his agility and fitness.

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