India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun has heaped praise on Virat Kohli for taking the team to new heights under the captaincy. He stated that the win ratio under Kohli’s captaincy has increased. His remark had come after many are rooting for Ajinkya Rahane to take over the captaincy.
In the absence of Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane guided India to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21. Under his captaincy, India made a great comeback in the four-match Test series after an embarrassing defeat in Adelaide. His hundred in the second Test in MCG sow the seed of belief in the Indian camp which led in remarkable in Brisbane.
Virat Kohli has brought changes over the year: Bharat Arun
During an interaction with Sports Today, Bharat Arun lauded Ajinkya Rahane for his fabulous achievement of winning a Test series in Australia despite missing up to six first-team regulars. However, he vouched for Kohli to remain as the Test captain, considering the 32-year-old’s stupendous record despite the Adelaide debacle.
“First thing, I would like to congratulate Ajinkya Rahane for the magnificent job he did in Australia. But to the people who are writing against Virat Kohli, I would just like to put up one stat for them. Out of the 20 series that he has captained, he has won 14 series for India. Which means the percentage of win record is over 70%,” Bharat Arun said.
Bharat Arun reminded the big culture shift Virat Kohli had brought in India’s dressing room. He stated that the Indian skipper brought in the fitness culture while India’s pace bowling attack has also become strong under him.
“People who tend to write about him have forgotten what he (Virat Kohli) has done over the years. What has Virat not done? The fitness culture he has brought into the team. Fast bowlers, fielding have all gone up under him,” Bharat Arun added.
After the historic triumph in Australia, India will face England in the four-match Test series at home. Virat Kohli will also join the side.