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Amit Mishra is enjoying playing under ‘matured’ Virat Kohli

Amit Mishra and Virat Kohli celebrates a wicket.
Amit Mishra and Virat Kohli celebrates a wicket.

Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra has matured a lot over the past few years and have grown as a player tremendously with the captaincy.

The Virat Kohli-led Indian test team is in fine form as they clinched No.1 test ranking last month but are now No.2 after rain interrupted the last test match against West Indies. The Indian test team has made some great progress over the last year as they clinched test series in Sri Lanka, West Indies and won 3-0 against South Africa at home.

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra have played a vital role in the success of Indian test team as he has picked up six wickets in two test matches against West Indies in the recently concluded test series.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra will yet again be playing a major role against New Zealand as the Black Caps are set to visit India for a three-match test series later this month.

“Virat is an aggressive player and has a great mind as well. I have seen Virat for a long time now and he has matured a lot over the years. In the last three to four years, he has really matured and that reflects in his batting,” Mishra told India Today.

“With captaincy, he has grown as a player. Whenever I play under him, he gives me the liberty to bowl the way I want to and the field I want. He would never ask me to dry up the runs or bowl in a way that he wants.

“He always tells me to bowl the way I want to and focus on getting wickets. If your captain backs you like Virat does, it would definitely add to the confidence of the player.”

The 33-year old is all praise for his captain as he has seen Virat from his early years playing for Delhi. The Indian test team will be ready for a long home season as they going to play as many as 13 test matches before the end of 2016/17 season.