Daniel Vettori is one of those cricketers, who are highly respected in the Indian Cricket. Especially, in New Zealand and in India, the canny spinner has got a great fan base for his work on the field. Meanwhile, he becomes the latest guest in ESPN Cricinfo’s 25 Question and Answer challenge, where, he named Virat Kohli as one player he would like to have in his side.
Daniel Vettori became the youngest Kiwi to play a Test match when he made his debut at the age of 18 against England in 1997. His ODI debut came a month later, against Sri Lanka, at Christchurch. Vettori has a classical action and regarded as the best exponent of left-arm spin in the game since Bishen Singh Bedi.
Answering the questions of ESPN Cricinfo, Daniel Vettori was asked to answer one cricketer of any nationality, whom he would have in his side. To which, the former skipper of New Zealand quoted that he would love to have Virat Kohli in his side.
The current Indian skipper Virat Kohli has grown from strength to strength in the International cricket with his stunning show. Not only with the bat but also he took India to the greater heights with his captaincy as well.
Daniel Vettori, Virat Kohli worked together for RCB:
Vettori, the bespectacled spin great and former New Zealand captain, has worked with Kohli for six seasons as player and coach at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The duo had a good time off the field but on the field, they failed to win the cup for their franchise.
Apart from that, he named Rahul Dravid when he was asked the tough batsmen he ever bowled. Interestingly, he also chose to coach an IPL side rather than playing in it. All in all, it was an interesting session with Daniel Vettori answering those curious set of questions.
Here is the video:
Which batsman did Dan Vettori fear bowling to? And which cricket star made him nervous when they first met?
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