Virat Kohli Terms Current Indian Fast Bowlers As A “Dream Combination”
By CricShots - Nov 16, 2019 5:41 pm
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The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli was impressed with his team’s performance after their comprehensive win over Bangladesh in the Indore Test on Saturday. The Indian pace trio of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, and Umesh Yadav shared 14 wickets between them in the first Test and Virat reckons they were on the top of their game.

Indian bowlers did a phenomenal job in Indore

Kohli also said the current Indian fast bowlers are a dream combination for any captain, adding that when Jasprit Bumrah returns from injury “we’ll have one hell of a bowling attack to counter”. During the post-match presentation, he said, “These guys (our fast bowlers) are on top of their game when they bowl, it looks like any pitch is a good pitch, Jasprit isn’t here but this is a dream combination for any captain.”

Kohli also highlighted the importance of fast bowlers said that having strong fast bowlers is the most important thing for any team. He said that the numbers and records are there for the fans and pundits to analyze and that’ll remain in the books, but they haven’t focused on it.

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Virat was seen motivating young Mayank Agarwal from the dressing room during his dominating innings of 243 runs.

Explaining his gesture, Kohli said, “The mindset is simple when you see a young guy coming in to bat, in Tests I know how much time it took me to get those big hundreds, so I know the importance of getting big runs. It’s important as a senior batter to let them know to keep going. I want them to not make the mistakes I made as youngsters to make them world-class cricketers.”

Kohli also shared his views on the excitement of the day-night Test and the change in the game with the pink ball. He also went on to praise the crow in Indore as well.

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Describing the same, Virat said, “The pink-ball Test is going to be exciting, will be a challenge for the batters. With the older ball, it doesn’t swing that much so the bowlers will have a challenge. We’re just happy to be among the first to play pink-ball cricket for India. The crowd has been brilliant, these guys give us the extra motivation to push extra when we’re tired.”

India is now leading a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. They will next host Bangladesh for the day-night Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata starting from November 22.