The current Indian bowling line up in the longer format is arguably the best in the world. The trio of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami produced some exceptional performances with the ball in recent times. They look lethal when it comes to bowling with the red ball and have proved their mettle again and again. They even share a strong bond as a bowling unit in the side as well. Now, Virat Kohli has opened up on the camaraderie between the Indian pacers.
The deadly trio performed significantly well in the Test series against South Africa and Bangladesh. Moreover, in India’s first-ever Day-Night Test, they took all the 19 wickets available. In that game, Ishant Sharma was given Man of the Match for taking nine wickets while Umesh Yadav took eight and Shami ended with two wickets under his belt. The commendable form of speedsters was the main reason behind Team India staying unbeaten in Tests in 2019.
Virat Kohli opines on the bond of Indian pacers
In a recent interview, Virat Kohli was questioned over which bowler faces leg pulling the most in the team. In reply to it, the 31-year-old said that Ishant has to face it a lot. He also added that they always keep trying to make fun of each other but at the end of the day, each of them enjoys each other’s company.
“I cannot explain to you but you watch any funny movie that comes out in this day and age, compare it with these guys hanging out together, you will laugh more looking at these guys. I mean obviously you have to censor things a little bit. I mean it is amazing,” Virat Kohli said as quoted by India Today.
The Indian skipper recited that Jasprit Bumrah is a shy guy but explicitly say things at the right time. Bhuvneshwar Kumar always keeps on joking around in the dressing room. However, the main thing is that it keeps the atmosphere of the team calm and composed because of them according to Kohli.
“Ishant is the most senior, his legs being pulled around the most. Jassi (Bumrah) is very shy, very composed but amazingly witty. He would say things at the right time. Timing is perfect. Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) is proper UP ka you know, mazaak karne wala (likes to joke around). Shami again, he gets along and Umesh as well. Umesh bhi uski tang kheechta hain, you know,” he added.
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