The Perfect Match: Bikes for Indian Cricketers
Modified On Oct 29, 2018 By Garvit Narang
Indian cricket has been going through a good phase ever since Mahendra Singh Dhoni took over as the captain. The Indian team has won the Twenty20 World Cup, One Day International World Cup and the Champions Trophy, and has made it to the top spot in Test Cricket. Indian Cricket is once again on a road to victory having entered the semi-final of the 2016 T20 World Cup. The introduction of experienced players like Yuvi and Nehra in the squad has made the Indian team a strong contender for the ongoing World T20 championship. As team India needs to continue its winning streak at the knockout stage, we bring to you the bikes which best suit the playing 11, depending on their personality.
1. Rohit Sharma - Bajaj Avenger Street 220
Opening batsman of the Indian Cricket team and leader in sales for Bajaj, Rohit and the Avenger Street 220 face the first ball of the innings for their respective teams. Rohit is the only player in the world to have scored two double hundreds in ODIs and is one of the leading run-scorers for India for past few tournaments. Similarly, the Bajaj Avenger Street 220 has sold the most number of bikes for Bajaj since its launch.
2. Shikhar Dhawan - Benelli TNT 600i
The second opener of the Indian Cricket team believes in counter attacking the bowlers. Nick-named as Gabbar and popular for his moustache, his cover drives are as smooth as the Benelli TNT 600i’s power delivery. The bike is currently one of the best sports tourer available in the Indian market and can conquer all terrains, just like Dhawan who displays his carefree nature and remains at the top of the game till he is on the field. The sound of his bat striking the ball resonates with the loud exhaust note of this Italian beauty.
3. Virat Kohli - Suzuki Hayabusa
The fastest motorcycle of the 20th century, the Suzuki Hayabusa when launched set the bar high for its rivals just like Virat is doing now. Its sensational power, speed, smooth ride is as reliable as Virat Kohli for Indian Cricket team. Like his amazing running between the wickets, the bike too has thrilling acceleration along with unmatched maneuverability to run smooth both on streets as well as on open roads.
4. Suresh Raina - KTM RC 390
Suresh Raina always shows a keen interest in the ground and is famous for his flamboyant batting style. Presently the highest run-getter in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he is constantly performing for India in the middle order and also comes handy as a part time bowler. The KTM RC 390 is made for the track but adjusts itself to Indian road conditions quite well. Similarly, Raina’s unorthodox technique makes him adjust his batting according to the pitch. Both these stars are immensely popular in the country.
5. Yuvraj Singh - Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500
The vintage player with a modern touch - Yuvraj Singh and Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500. Yuvi has made a comeback to the Indian team just before this World T20 in an all-new Avatar. The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500, although gets the generations tested 500cc Royal Enfield engine, has also been updated and features refreshed looks. Already having a record of hitting six sixes in an over and becoming the Man of the tournament for two winning World Cups for India, Yuvraj has taken over the role of an anchor in this Indian line-up. Both these players might be old and might not run as fast as some others but, they will never fail to amaze you with the roads they can conquer.
6. Mahendra Singh Dhoni - Confederate Hellcat
Just like the Confederate Hellcat, the Indian Cricket Captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is tailor-made to handle every situation in the field. The ‘Captain Cool’ is one of the finest talents the game has ever produced and has always performed well. He never fails to surprise the world with his lightning fast stumping speed and powerful hitting. The bike is also ultra light (226 kg) and lightning fast. It packs 121bhp and goes like a rocket. The Hellcat is one of a kind bike and so is our Cricket Captain. He likes to do things ‘Mahi Way’ and has been quite successful. His calm and composed nature, and his love for bikes has made him buy a Confederate and many others.
7. Hardik Pandya - Apache RTR 2004V
New to enter the international arena, the 200cc Apache and the Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya are the ones India desperately needed. After the success of the Apache series, the more powerful model was always on the cards, just like the requirement of a seam bowling all-rounder for Indian Cricket team. Pandya has now bowled the last over for his team in two must-win matches and has mesmerized the crowd with his powerful hitting. Both Apache RTR 2004V and Pandya will be important players for India in the long run.
8. Ravindra Jadeja - Honda NAVi
The best in the field, an accurate bowler and also successful with the bat, Sir Jadeja is setting the bar high for India. Making Indian Cricket team one of the best in the fielding department, Jaddu resembles the recently launched Honda NAVi that has started an all-new segment in the country with its moto-scooter looks.
9. Ravichandran Ashwin - Royal Enfield Himalayan
Need a wicket to turn the match around, Ashwin is the bowler to find. A brilliant display of conventional off-spin bowling with some special carrom balls, Ashwin has created a lot of headlines in the recent past like the recently launched Royal Enfield Himalayan. Having an ability to perform in tough situations, the motorcycle resembles the Indian spin king. Ashwin is not only successful on spin wickets but plays mind games even on flat tracks, like the RE offering which can be ridden on all terrains. He also comes handy with the bat sometimes providing a cushion to the T20 batting line-up.
10. Ashish Nehra - Yamaha RX 100
Ashish Nehra is serving Indian Cricket for more than a decade now and can be named as the ‘Vintage’ player of the team. He is still running in to bowl like he is bowling for the first time. His never getting old attitude resembles the iconic Yamaha RX 100. Owned by almost all biking enthusiasts, the RX 100 never failed to amaze with its brilliant performance, like ‘Nehra Ji’, despite having an old metal.
11. Jasprit Bumrah - Eider Motors Ruddy
New to the Indian team, the depth overs bowler for India resembles the cheapest cruiser from Eider Motors that recently entered the Indian market. The quality of Ruddy and Bumrah’s bowling will be decided after a few days when they will be given enough chance to perform in the playing field. Jasprit Bumrah can turn out to be a match winner for India with his yorker bowling skills, so can the Ruddy with its aggressive pricing.
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