India vs New Zealand 2017: Virat Kohli quips about bowling left-arm
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After the third T20I between India and New Zealand in Trivandrum, Virat Kohli admitted that he was nervous after Hardik Pandya was hit by Colin de Grandhomme on his left hand during the last over of the innings.
It was when broadcasting host Sanjay Manjrekar enquired the Indian captain about practising left-arm bowling before the start of the match, and whether it was a cautious effort to bowl with the left arm when needed, that Kohli quipped that he is not confident of bowling with his right arm, let alone the possibility of bowling from left hand.
"When Hardik got hurt, I was.. God forbid if I had to bowl the last four balls, I don't know what's going to happen to this series. I am glad that he pulled up and finished the job for us. I am not even confident about right-arm bowling, forget left-arm bowling," said Virat.
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Defending 68 in eight overs to win the series, the Indian bowlers, led by Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzi Chahal, did a fantastic job and restricted the Kiwis. With 19 runs needed off the last over, Kohli threw the ball to Hardik Pandya while Kuldeep Yadav had an over left in his quota. Pandya gave away just 12 runs and made sure that Kohli didn't regret his decision.
Without a doubt, Kohli possesses an ugly bowling action which is often made fun of by the fans on social media. The Indian skipper has himself made fun of his bowling actions quite a few times in the past.
In a recent candid chat with Gaurav Kapoor in Breakfast with Champions, Kohli was quizzed by Gaurav about his bowling, and the Indian skipper replied, "I don't know, yaar! I used to think I am a deceptive bowler, but God has given me such a terrible action. Even if I bowl spin, it'll look like that."