Team India skipper Virat Kohli has made a big statement while expressing that he would love to have legendary Shane Warne in his team from the past generation.
In his recent interview with the world cricket governing body ICC owing to captains meet, the prominent batsman maintained if he has a chance to pick one cricketer from the previous generation to play alongside, he would go with Australian leg-spin sensation Warne.
Warner holds a remarkable record on his back. He is the second highest Test wicket-taker with 708 scalps with Sri Lankan stalwart Muttiah Muralitharan sitting on the top of the perch with 800 Test wickets.
Pertinently, Warne has been the part of 1999 World Cup-winning team. In 194 ODIs, the prominent leg-spinner has snared 293 wickets at an average of 27.5 between 1993 and 2005.
The 49-year-old Warne hung his boots in 2007. He has deceived the top-notch batsmen with further inspired the new generation irrespective of their traits.
Known for his skill set, the wily customer has variations in his kitty. Thus, it consequently saw him making most out of his stock ball, googly.
“One guy that I would love to have from the past would be Shane Warne. I would have loved to watch him bowl. If I was in the same team being on the field, just watching him bowl and what he did to the batsmen would have been amazing,” Kohli revealed in his interview with Ridhima Pathak for the ICC.
So much so, Kohli’s liking for the wrist spinner. It could be gauged with the way Yuvzendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, who have had been given an extended run since 2017. The duo has impressed one and all for their remarkable consistency in the white-ball cricket.
Besides, all eyes will be on the two premium spinner of Team India at the ICC World Cup 2019.
Also, from the current generation, Kohli has named a longtime friend and South African skipper Faf du Plessis when it comes to the opportunity to pick one player to rub shoulders within his team.
Also, Kohli has vowed to give his best. He further requested the fans to keep supporting the team.
Team India will begin their World Cup campaign in the much-awaited clash against South Africa on June 5. The Ageas Bowl in Southampton will host one of the marquee clashes.
The prominent batsman is also set to lead India for the first time at the World Cup.
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