Nepal legspinner, Sandeep Lamichhane is in awe of the greatness of Indian captain, Virat Kohli. Lamichhane held a question and answer session with his fans on Twitter.
When one of his followers asked him to describe Kohli in one word, the 20-year-old said that there is no single word to describe the India skipper. Lamichhane feels that Kohli has reached such a high level with his bat, that it would not be fair for him to make comments or judgements – even compliments – for the right-hander.
“Do you think I can describe @imVkohli? There is no word to describe him. He is at that level,” wrote Lamichhane.
For Nepal, the leggie has picked 23 wickets in 10 ODIs and 34 wickets in 21 T20Is. Lamichhane is one of the most sought after short format bowler in the world and plies his trade across the globe in franchise cricket.
— Sandeep Lamichhane (@Sandeep25) December 23, 2020
Lamichhane plays for the Delhi franchise in the IPL. In 9 matches across the 2018 and 2019 season, he snared 13 wickets. In the 2020 season with the presence of a heavy Indian spin bowling – Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, and Praveen Dubey – he couldn’t get a single game for Delhi Capitals.
Virat Kohli receives flak for leaving Australia mid-series
Indian captain, Virat Kohli has returned back home after being granted paternity leave by the BCCI to attend the birth of his child. Sunil Gavaskar has questioned the board and the management by pointing out that pacer T Natarajan was asked to stay back when he became a father during the IPL and will only get to see his daughter for the first time in January after India’s tour of Australia is over.
“Another player who will wonder about the rules, but, of course, can’t make any noise about it as he is a newcomer. It is T. Natarajan. The left-arm yorker specialist who made an impressive debut in the T20 and had Hardik Pandya gallantly offering to share the man of the T20 series prize with him had become a father for the first time even as the IPL playoffs were going on,” Sunil Gavaskar wrote in his column for Sportstar.
“He was taken to Australia directly from UAE and then looking at his brilliant performances, he was asked to stay on for the Test series but not as a part of the team but as a net bowler. Imagine that. A match-winner, albeit in another format, being asked to be a net bowler. He will thus return home only after the series ends in the third week of January and get to see his daughter for the first time then. And there is the captain going back after the first Test for the birth of his first child. That’s Indian cricket,” Gavaskar added.
The former India legend aired his views after the side received a thrashing by the hands of Australian bowlers in Adelaide- India succumbed to its lowest ever Test total. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the side for the Tests in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane.