India cricket team, Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Image Credits: Twitter

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin hailed his skipper Virat Kohli for his brilliance with the bat over the years.

Kohli is regarded as one of the greatest batsman in the world across all formats for his hunger to score more runs and perform consistently.

Virat Kohli doesn’t change much at all: Ravichandran Ashwin

With time and again, the Indian skipper has forced statistians to re-write the record books with his batting prowess and his talent to play thriller knocks on the pitch.

Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin. Credits: BCCI
Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin. Credits: BCCI

Over the years, a lot has been said about Kohli and Ashwin’s relationship, where stories have appeared that they share a strain relationship with each other.

But Ashwin, from his part, has always dismissed the fabricated narratives about his relationship with Kohli and called him a wonderful batsman.

The fact that he is a wonderful batsman and he just plays normal cricketing shots. Virat has one thing, he genuinely plays T20 cricket the way it needs to be played, the One-Day it needs to be played and so is Test Cricket,” Ashwin was quoted as saying in a video posted on the official website of T20 World Cup.

“I think the reason is he doesn’t change much at all. He plays the same sort of shots and has similar plans in all formats,” he added.

Ravichandran Ashwin is yet to play for India in T20 World Cup 2021

India lost both of their matches against Pakistan and New Zealand in Group 2. Kohli & co’s chances of qualifying for the semi-final round are very bleak.

Ashwin, whose selection in India’s T20 World Cup squad was very surprising, did not play in any of the two games.

R Ashwin[photo: Twitter]
Many experts and pundits lashed out at the Indian team management for not playing the Tamil Nadu off-spinner.

Ashwin did play in the practice matches and had a great control over his economy rate.

Ashwin has picked 52 scalps in 46 T20I matches for India at an average of 22.94.

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