India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder Washington Sundar lauded his captain Virat Kohli and mentioned that playing with him helps other cricketers to elevate their games to his level. He also said that Kohli has helped him on different occasions.
The RCB team has had a great start to their IPL 2021 edition as they have won all the three matches they have played thus far and are placed second on the points table just behind Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Virat Kohli might not have hit a big score in the tournament thus far, but be sure that he will come good sooner or later.
I Have Learnt So Many Things From Virat Kohli Over The Years: Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar has been playing with Virat Kohli in India and RCB team for more than three years now and has observed the enigma from close quarters. In an interview with ANI, Washington opened up about his bond with skipper Virat Kohli.
“I think Virat has been helping me a lot on different occasions. The fact that I have been playing closely with him for the last 4-5 years has done wonders for me. I can see him closely and see how he goes about different scenarios both on and off the field, what he does to be what he is right now, so many things I have learnt from him over the years, that has definitely helped me become a better cricketer,” said Sundar.
Sundar has picked two wickets in three-match for RCB in the ongoing IPL 2021 edition and has been economical as well, despite mostly bowling in the powerplays.
I Think I Really Need To Be Thankful To The Captain Virat Kohli: Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar was quick to give credit to Virat Kohli for showing confidence in his abilities and asking him to open the bowling. He said that he has succeeded in bowling in such situations only because Kohli trusted him to bowl in those conditions.
“The fact that I got to play with him, someone of his stature could help you out in different phases of life, it definitely gets the best out of any cricketer. The last four months have been good for me and I hope I have a better season going ahead. It takes a lot for a captain to throw the ball to a finger spinner especially in the first six overs.
I think I really need to be thankful to the captain, getting success from such a situation has made me a better cricketer and also it has given me a lot of confidence. In that sense, Virat has really helped me and it has also helped me to evolve as a T20 bowler. I have been loving the challenge of bowling in the first six overs,” he added.
On Tuesday, global sports brand PUMA signed a long-term partnership deal with Sundar and Devdutt Padikkal. As a result, the duo joins PUMA’s impressive roaster of cricketers that include Indian captain Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul.