‘Give me the ball, I will pick wickets’-Rajkumar Sharma recalls the experience of Virat Kohli bowling in the earlier days

Rajkumar Sharma, Virat Kohli‘s childhood coach and later the former captain of India, was overjoyed to watch Virat Kohli bowl in the Asia Cup. Even though Kohli only had one over to the bowl, he allowed six runs and made it tough for the batsmen to score freely off of him.

There is a strong argument that can be made that Virat Kohli is one of the finest batters the game has ever seen. But Sharma was also candid about the level of self-assurance he had as a bowler in his earlier days.

When it comes to Kohli’s adventures with the ball, there are two prominent incidents that spring to mind. The first is not a very pleasant one for him since, during the season of the Indian Premier League that took place in 2012, Albie Morkel tore him apart all over the field.

The second gives a far more accurate picture of the fighter he is. In the semifinal match of the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup, which was played against the formidable West Indies, Kohli bowled and took an important wicket.

What did Rajkumar Sharma say about Virat Kohli’s bowling?

The following is what Rajkumar Sharma had to say regarding Kohli’s usefulness as a bowler when he was interviewed by India News Sports:

“When it came to bowling, Virat never lacked self-assurance. Morkel did knock down a little bit of his confidence in the past (laughs), but he was always eager to take the ball and used to say things like, “give me the ball, I will pick wickets.” Therefore, it is wonderful to see him bowling once again.”

Yuzvendra Chahal, India’s leg-spinner, is expected to play a significant part in India’s match against Pakistan on Sunday, according to Rajkumar Sharma. The 32-year-old bowler has yet to take a wicket in either of the two games that have been played but have had some effective periods with the ball.

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