Herschelle Gibbs: Virat and Rohit are India's best fielders

Gibbs' Twitter and Instagram feeds show that he has been busy playing golf and going on wildlife trips. He hasn’t been very active in cricket of late. But he responded to a short email interview, answering questions mostly on cricket.

Herschelle Gibbs believes the standard of fielding in the subcontinent has improved because of fitter cricketers.   -  PTI

Herschelle Gibbs will be in the city later this month to coach a few children who have signed up for a coaching camp by Ultimate Sports Coaching. His Twitter and Instagram feeds show that he has been busy playing golf or going on wildlife trips and not been very active in cricket of late. But he responded to a short email interview, answering questions mostly on cricket.

What are you up to these days? Do you follow what’s happening in cricket?

Doing some commentary, coaching clinics around the world and playing some cricket for Lashings and will also play the Hong Kong sixes at the end of the month. I have also put my name forward for a few vacant head coach positions of a few teams. Yes, I follow a bit of cricket.

You were one of the best fielders of your time. Will fielding be an important aspect in Ultimate Sports Coaching? What sort of knowledge in terms of fielding will you transfer?

Fielding plays a huge part in all formats of cricket and I will definitely be sharing tips and techniques and will be demonstrating what I have learnt over the years.

The standard of fielding seems to have improved across the world, especially in the subcontinent. What do you think is the reason?

The standard of fielding in the subcontinent has improved simply because the players are fitter and more agile due to fitness training.

Who do you think is India's best fielder? And, what makes him special?

Rohit (Sharma) and Virat (Kohli) are probably India's top two fielders because their techniques and hands are really good. They have become leaner and fitter over the last four years or so.

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