‘It is a dream bowling combination for any captain’ – Virat Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli has praised the bowlers loudly after a big win by 130 runs and an innings against Bangladesh in the first Test in Indore. He has identified the current team’s pace combination as a dream for any captain.
Mohammad Shami took four wickets in the second innings of Bangladesh. Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma combined for three wickets each. Shami was also the most successful bowler in Bangladesh’s first innings. He took three wickets. Ishant and Umesh took two wickets each. The Indian pacers have taken a total of 14 wickets in this test.
After winning, in the prize giving ceremony, Kohli said,
“It is a dream bowling combination for any captain. The fielders are getting ready to catch in any overs. Because our bowlers are in their best rhythm. When they bowl, all the pitches seem to be good pitches. It’s a dream bowling attack, though Jasprit Bumrah is not in the squad. It’s a great thing for any team to have such bowlers.”
With this win, Kohli has won 32 Tests as captain. And touched the record of Alan Border. He, however, refused to give importance to statistics. In the words of Kohli, “Our focus is on elevating Indian cricket. That’s motivation. So we are not interested in the number.”
The pink ball day-night Test will start from November 22 at Eden Garden in Kolkata. That will be the last match in the series. “That will be an interesting Test,” Kohli said. “Old ball doesn’t swing much. As a result, this will be a challenge for the bowlers. It will be a happy moment that we play for India with pink ball for the first time.”