Indian Team Director Ravi Shastri has come to the defence of Virat Kohli, who has been criticized by the fickle-minded fans and journalists for having an ordinary run in the 2015 World Cup and, has said that Kohli’s form had nothing to do with his girlfriend Anushka Sharma’s presence and to call it, that is “utter nonsense”. 

In 8 matches, Kohli scored 305 runs at an average of 50.83 with a hundred against Pakistan at Adelaide. Although he wasn’t able to score big against Bangladesh and Australia, he was involved in some crucial partnerships with Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in the matches against South Africa and UAE respectively. 

Shastri said: 

“If it was so, Virat wouldn’t have got 700 runs and smashed four centuries in Tests in Australia. His work ethics is as good as any I have seen. His heart beats for India. It’s a pedigree you don’t see often. And to tell you the truth, he isn’t a finished article yet.” 

Kohli showed that, “it’s not the size of the dog in fight that matters. It’s the fight in dog that counts,” Shastri added. 

On the other hand, Bharat Arun, India’s Assistant Coach, also praised Virat Kohli by saying that his passion for the game makes him a perfect material to lead India in near future. 

Bharat revealed: 

“Hundred percent. He understands it (captaincy). He is passionate about the game. He is not selfish. He thinks and has time for other members of the team. He’s spot on technically too, be it field settings, bowling changes or strategies.” 

 

  • SHARE

    While spending good 22 years of my life, I found my passion in India’s unofficial national game, Cricket.

    Related Posts

    Virat and Anushka: Marriage in Italy, Reception in Mumbai?

    If we turn back the hands of the clock to the end of 2016, there was a buzz all around, that Virat and Anushka...

    Here’s the Daily Sports Round Up From Around the Globe on 11th December, 2017

    Here is Sportzwiki’s daily news round-up, featuring top sports news from around the world, on 11th December, 2017. Here’s all the news from sporting...

    English Premier League 2017/18: Round Up – Round 16

    Total no.of goals scored Round 16 = 27   Saturday (09/12/2017) Hammers stunned Chelsea West Ham United 1 (Marko Arnautovic 6') – Chelsea 0 Hosts West Ham United...

    ISL: Mumbai City End Chennaiyin FC’s Winning Streak

    Mumbai, Dec 10: Mumbai City FC put an end to Chennaiyin FCs hat-trick of victories with a gritty 1-0 win in the fifth round of...

    Napoli fail to lead Serie A table after draw against Fiorentina

    Naples (Italy), Dec 11: Napoli on Sunday failed to top the Serie A table after a 0-0 home draw against Fiorentina in the 16th round...