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Virat Kohli “Has No Airs About Himself, Behaves As If He’s Our Childhood Friend,” Says Mohammed Shami

Pacer Mohammed Shami praised Indian captain Virat Kohli for his approachable nature.© AFP

India pacer Mohammed Shami applauded captain Virat Kohli for his approachable nature and a down-to-earth persona. The right-arm quick bowler additionally highlighted Kohli’s pleasant habits together with his teammates, which was extra like that of a childhood good friend. Shami additionally praised Kohli’s humble perspective which made it simpler for bowlers to strategy the captain with out having second doubts. Speaking on a video posted by Cricbuzz, Shami mentioned, “As far as our fast-bowling unit or I am concerned as an individual, he has never put any undue pressure on any of us. Usually, there’s a doubt in a bowler’s mind before he approaches his captain.”

Shami sounded most impressed by the truth that regardless of being the captain and chief of the facet, Kohli showcased no airs about himself.

“That has never been the case with Virat. He has no airs about himself. He jokes around with us, behaves as if he’s our childhood friend,” the pacer mentioned.

According to Shami, the directness in the direction of his teammates meant there was enjoyable banter in addition to aggressive discussions, however solely in good spirits.

“This leads to a lot of fun on the ground too. Sometimes there’s fun banter, sometimes we also end up saying aggressive things to each other, but we never mind it because it happens in the heat of the moment,” Shami added.


The Indian Test squad was not too long ago introduced for the World Test Championship remaining scheduled to be performed from June 18 in Southampton, England.

Shami is among the many six pacers, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, and Umesh Yadav to be chosen for the inaugural WTC remaining, in addition to the five-match Test collection in opposition to England that may comply with.

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