Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has thrown all his weight behind Virat Kohli and has even mentioned that the very fact this Indian group is extra profitable beneath Kohli must be attributed to his management abilities. Kohli is already essentially the most profitable Indian captain with 29 wins in 49 Tests.
“If you see Virat’s (captaincy) record, he has won more number of matches than any other (Indian) captain. There are only a few other names (international captains) who have won more Tests than him. So he must be doing something better than others,” Harbhajan instructed India Today.
The offie additionally mentioned that individuals may have completely different opinions, however India the very fact stays that beneath Kohli, India gained the collection in Australia and the facet dealt with stress brilliantly proper via the tour.
‘Doing a nice job for India’
“Whether people like it or not that’s their opinion. In my opinion, he is doing a great job for India as a leader, showing how to win games not just in India but overseas too. The way he handled pressure in Australia, was remarkable. There were lot of expectations on him not just as a captain but also as a batsman, and he came out like a champion,” he additional added.
Harbhajan even claimed that he thinks Kohli is one of the best captain on the planet proper now and what retains him driving is the relentless pursuit to win always.
Ahead of the Pune Test match, Kohli mentioned that the Indian group at all times appears to be like for victories somewhat than on the lookout for excuses. He even mentioned that the group appears to maintain bettering always.
He gained the toss and elected to bat first in Pune. Hanuma Vihari was dropped in favour of Umesh Yadav and Kohli mentioned, this determination was taken holding in thoughts the workload of the bowlers.
“With the hard pitch, and the grass on the pitch and the reverse option on this track, we needed a new seam option. Vihari misses out unfortunately and Umesh Yadav comes into the side. We bat until 8, so there is no problem with batting depth. I don’t think more than Ash and Jadeja we need more spin. With Ishant and Shami bowling their hearts out we needed a third seam option in Umesh so it’s basically just strengthening our bowling all-round,” Kohli mentioned on the toss.