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Amarnath yearns for all-rounders to take central stage

Amarnath yearns for all-rounders to take central stage

Former Indian cricketer Mohinder Amarnath believes that genuine all-rounders are need of the hour as they perfectly balance the sides with their ability to lead the roles with both bat and ball. Amarnath, a former all-rounder himself, was a part of the squad that won the 1983 World Cup in England.

"If you have two-three quality all-rounders, that balances the team very well. It gives you a choice of how you want to go about with the rest of the team," he said. However, according to the veteran, the all-rounders need to be equally proficient with both the bat and the ball.

Amarnath who featured in 69 test matches and 85 one-day internationals for India, said cricket had changed drastically from his era and rued the current imbalance between bat and ball in limited-overs cricket.