ENG v IND 2018: Harbhajan Singh all praises for resilient Virat Kohli

Harbhajan also had kind words for the efforts of Indian bowlers.

Virat Kohli walks back to the pavilion unbeaten on Day Two | GettyAce India batsman Virat Kohli is making everyone stand up and take notice of his amazing batting talent thanks to his brilliant innings in the ongoing Edgbaston Test against England. His century in the first innings -149 took India into a strong position.

He received praises from all quarters and even Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who is doing commentary duties, wasn’t far behind in praising the Indian captain.

For me, Virat Kohli is a guy who is the person whenever the team needs him. I remember when he came to Sri Lanka, none of the Indian stalwart players was able to pick Ajanta Mendis. But, Virat Kohli is keen to get into the middle and prove a point. He scored a fifty and the same kind of hunger he showed in Birmingham,” Harbhajan said in an interview to BCCI.tv.

The kind of inning Virat played, wow. I have never seen that kind of an intent. It is the best. I have no words to describe him. The only thing to do is bow down,” he added.

Harbhajan Singh also praised the way Indian bowlers, especially R Ashwin bowled in the whole match and said, ”Bowlers have done a great job. Especially, Ravi Ashwin, he has been phenomenal and brilliant. The way he created a lot of revolutions is great to see. Of course, apart from him, Mohammed Shami has been brilliant in the first inning and good to see him on the field. He has gone through a lot and I wish him all the good luck.

In the second inning, Ishant was all over the place. He was terrific. As a senior bowler, he responded well when the team needed him the most. Very well and I am proud of these guys. This team have it all to win the series in England and I am sure boys will respond really well. Keeping my fingers crossed for a tricky chase,” Harbhajan inferred.

(with inputs from indianexpress.com)


By Jatin Sharma - 04 Aug, 2018

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