Virat Kohli thanks entire support staff except former Indian coach Anil Kumble
Virat Kohli lauds R Shridhar, Bharath Arun and Sanjay Bangar
Published - Sep 2, 2017 2:02 pm | Updated - Sep 2, 2017 2:35 pm
The all format captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Virat Kohli, in his post match interview with Rohit Sharma against Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, revealed that the current Indian team including the support staff is more like a big family. He mentioned about the contribution of the entire support staff except for one man named Anil Kumble, who controversially resigned from his post after Champions Trophy.
Watching them bat together is a treat to the eyes as it is full of splendid stroke play and silky touch game. Be it the 360 run chase at Jaipur against Australia or the match-winning partnership against Bangladesh in the semi-finals of Champions Trophy, the glamorous duo has forged many a partnership together to take India home. Hitman decided to quiz the man of the match and his captain, Virat Kohli post the monumental win of 168 runs against Lanka.
“The support staff’s contribution is massive. I was given the captaincy in 2014 end against Australia and how we were number 7 then and how we are number 1 under the same group of people,” claimed Virat Kohli according to the video posted by BCCI.tv.
“They are very special to the team and they gel well with the boys. All the way down to Raghu, who’s the main reason why all of us have been able to take our batting to the next level. He and Sanjay Bangar have worked relentlessly,” further added the Indian captain when asked about the role the support staff played in India’s invincible run in ODIs and Tests.
“And Sridhar fielding wise, Arun paaji with the bowlers, Ravi Bhai giving the guys confidence and just unlocking their games in a way that I haven’t seen many people do before. His way of motivating people is in another dimension. We really enjoy working with them, it’s like a big family, and we’re really really happy in each other’s company,” concluded Virat, without mentioning the contribution of the Anil Kumble.
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