Microsoft’s Indian origin CEO Satya Nadella gets candid about his love and passion for cricket and in turn revealved his favorite Indian Cricketer.
Satya Nadella reveals name of his favourite Indian cricketer and it’s not Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli!
Microsoft’s Indian origin CEO Satya Nadella, who recently launched his book ‘Hit Refresh’, also talked about how playing cricket in India helped him compete in the market and of course his favorite cricketer.
Many made assumptions that it could be Indian skipper Virat Kohli or former batsman Sachin Tendulkar. But Satya Nadella put all those rumours to rest and came up with a surprise pick.
Speaking to a news channel, Nadella said off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the best player among the lot. “I think R Ashwin is someone who can bowl six different balls in an over, with his variety of balls.” Talking about the Indian skipper, the Microsoft CEO said that Kohli is someone who he admires. He, however, admitted that it’s hard to find time to follow cricket all the time but he tries to stay updated.
“Unfortunately, I don’t have time, but I follow it through Cricinfo quite a bit, I love Test cricket. I think Virat Kohli is someone who is very special,” he said.
Nadella also praised the current Indian cricket team for the energy, athleticism, and, professionalism.
“Their (Team India’s) fielding, the athleticism, the professionalism, is something else. It is fantastic to see the Indians play like Australians,” he added.
Nadella also heaped praise on India’s limited-overs opening batsman Rohit Sharma and compared him to former cricketer VVS Laxman.
“I love watching Rohit Sharma play, you know that follow through of his, his cover drives. He reminds me of VVS Laxman. When he (Rohit) is on song, I think he is just glorious to watch,” Nadella commented.