The current crop of team India fast bowlers have been one of the best in the business in recent times. They have delivered the goods and is one of the major factors behind India’s rich run across the formats in all parts of the globe. Meanwhile, former fast bowler Madan Lal has credited skipper Virat Kohli for backing them outright which has instilled the confidence in them.
The quartet of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav have earned praise from all quarters. Many have opined that this is the best lot India have ever produced. They played a key role behind India’s first-ever series win in Australia in 2018-19. They also produced results in domestic circuits picking more wickets than the spinners in recent times.
While the pacers have taken all the praise, former India cricketer Madan Lal believes skipper Virat Kohli deserves more credit. Lal heaped praise on the India skipper for backing his pacers even in adverse conditions to instil a sense of confidence in him.
“The way Virat Kohli encouraged the pacers, no other captain has done it. I can bet on this. When you have a good pace attack. Going back 15-20 years, India did not win these many matches. Now you’re winning it because of the pace attack.
Kohli knows that if his pace attack is good, he has more chances of helping the team win,” Madan Lal said while speaking to sports analyst Joy Bhattacharjya for Sony Ten Pit Stop.
Meanwhile, Madan Lal has been a staunch supporter of Virat Kohli’s aggression and urged others not to criticise. Incidentally, Kohli loves to keep his emotions on his sleeves which has earned him severe criticisms. But Lal believes that this has worked well for the India skipper and he should continue with his natural instincts.