World Cup 2019: No one in team takes my bowling seriously but I do, jokes Kohli

first_img Press Trust of India SouthamptonJune 3, 2019UPDATED: June 3, 2019 09:13 IST India will start their World Cup campaign on June 5 against South Africa. (Twitter/@BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSStar India batsman Virat Kohli jokingly said that he takes his bowling very seriouslyVirat Kohli has bowled 163 balls in international cricket though his wicket column remains emptyIndia will start their World Cup campaign on June 5 against South AfricaHe broke many a records with his batting but Virat Kohli, the medium-pacer, could have had a lot more than eight international wickets if his teammates believed in his bowling ability like he himself does.Kohli, albeit in a lighter vein, explained why he has not bowled in international cricket since December 2017.”It was the during the ODI series in Sri Lanka (in 2017) where we had almost won everything, I asked MS (Dhoni) if I could bowl. Just when I was getting ready to roll my arm over, Bumrah (Jasprit) shouted from the boundary and said ‘no joking around, it is an international game’.”No one in the team believes in my bowling but I do. After that I had back issues and then never bowled (in the middle),” said the Indian captain in an interview to host broadcaster of the World Cup.A little warm-up before hitting the nets for #TeamIndia Skipper @imVkohli.#CWC19 pic.twitter.com/OlwbKq0czD BCCI (@BCCI) May 30, 2019Kohli, however, still bowls in the nets, most recently in a practice session here earlier this week.He has taken four wickets in ODIs and as many in T20s. He has bowled 163 balls in Test cricket but the wickets column remains empty.The star batsman also shared an anecdote which shows that he has always taken his bowling seriously.”I used to follow James Anderson’s action when I was at the academy (in Delhi). Later, when I got to play alongside him, I told him about that story. We both had a good laugh over it,” Kohli quipped.advertisementAlso Read | Salaam Cricket 2019: Pakistanis love Virat Kohli, says Younis KhanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: South Africa off to their worst ever start in World Cup historyAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India vs South AfricaFollow World Cup 2019 World Cup 2019: No one in team takes my bowling seriously but I do, jokes KohliIndian cricket star Virat Kohli has jokingly said no one takes his bowling seriously as he has always resorted to batting. Virat had earlier followed James Anderson’s actions while he was at the academy.advertisementlast_img

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