Virat Kohli Appreciates Efforts Of Bowlers

Indian Bowlers Are Now Fearless: Virat Kohli

Ajinkya Rahane celebrates with Virat Kohli. Credit: BCCI

India ended their first day-night Test match with the victory. Virat Kohli-led Indian team won the pink-ball Test against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens and they also won the two-match Test series by 2-0.

In the pink-ball game, many new records were formed by the Indian skipper. He became the first Indian batsman to score a Test century in the pink ball game. He surpassed the record of Ricky Ponting‘s Test century as captain. Virat Kohli is now second in the list of the most Test century as a captain with 20 Test centuries. The swashbuckling cricketer also became the fastest captain to score 5000 runs in Test cricket.

Virat Kohli was amazed to see the crowd

The motive to start the day-night Test match was to bring more crowds to the ground. It was seen to be accomplished at Eden Gardens. In all the three days, more than 40,000 people came to watch the match. Virat Kohli was impressed with the number of people came to watch the Test match. Further, he continued with supporting his idea of Test centres and opined that Eden Gardens can be one of these centres.

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Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Google)

“The numbers have only gotten better. We didn’t expect so many people would turn up today and it sets a great example for the point I made about Test centres.” 

Kohli appreciated bowlers

Indian showcased a prolific bowling attack. The trio Indian pacer Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami were in full attack with their actions. The tall spearhead Ishant Sharma picked nine wickets and Umesh Yadav scalped eight wickets. Virat Kohli has expressed that the bowling attack of India is now fearless and can take wickets in any condition.

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“The bowling group now is fearless and they believe in themselves playing against any batsman. We are reaping the rewards for all the hard work we put in the last 3-4 years.” 

Virat Kohli appreciated the efforts of bowlers and said that the credit should be given to bowlers to set a good game under the light.

I was thinking if they announce me as the Man of the Match, it should go to one of the bowlers. In India picking nine wickets each is special. I thought Umesh or Ishant, either could have got the award. It felt good.