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SK News Point-Live Cricket News-28th November 2016

Updated: 28 November 2016 14:14 IST - Published: 28 November 2016 09:32 IST
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Selectors wanted to play Rohit Sharma over Virat Kohli at Perth, says Virender Sehwag

Former India captain Virender Sehwag, who is now famous for his quirky comments in the commentary box, recently told an interesting anecdote that eventually turned out to be a turning point in Virat Kohli's career. While on-air for Star Sports, Sehwag revealed that Kohli was not the first choice for selection for the 3rd Test at Perth in 2012 during India’s tour of Australia. 

Sehwag said that the selectors wanted to play Rohit Sharma, and not Kohli at Perth. The 38-year old further added that he was the vice-captain and MS Dhoni was leading the team in that tour, and both of them intervened and decided that they should go ahead with Virat Kohli. The rest was history.

Virat Kohli went onto to score 75 and 44 at Perth, followed it up with his maiden Test century at Adelaide.

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Good to see so many Indian fast bowlers: Abey Kuruvilla


Former India speedster Abey Kuruvilla has heaped praise on the present fast bowling situation in the country, stating that he was happy to see so many quicks emerge, but added that he didn't like to see them being rotated.

“It is good to see so many quality pace bowlers in most teams in the Ranji Trophy this year.

“Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Aaron, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur and Dhaval Kulkarni are all fine bowlers,” he said. “We may have so many choices, but I don’t believe in the policy of rotating your pace bowlers. You have to play your best," he said.

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Selectors wanted to play Rohit Sharma over Virat Kohli at Perth, says Virender Sehwag

Former India captain Virender Sehwag, who is now famous for his quirky comments in the commentary box, recently told an interesting anecdote that eventually turned out to be a turning point in Virat Kohli's career. While on-air for Star Sports, Sehwag revealed that Kohli was not the first choice for selection for the 3rd Test at Perth in 2012 during India’s tour of Australia. 

Sehwag said that the selectors wanted to play Rohit Sharma, and not Kohli at Perth. The 38-year old further added that he was the vice-captain and MS Dhoni was leading the team in that tour, and both of them intervened and decided that they should go ahead with Virat Kohli. The rest was history.

Virat Kohli went onto to score 75 and 44 at Perth, followed it up with his maiden Test century at Adelaide.

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Good to see so many Indian fast bowlers: Abey Kuruvilla


Former India speedster Abey Kuruvilla has heaped praise on the present fast bowling situation in the country, stating that he was happy to see so many quicks emerge, but added that he didn't like to see them being rotated.

“It is good to see so many quality pace bowlers in most teams in the Ranji Trophy this year.

“Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Aaron, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur and Dhaval Kulkarni are all fine bowlers,” he said. “We may have so many choices, but I don’t believe in the policy of rotating your pace bowlers. You have to play your best," he said.

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Selectors wanted to play Rohit Sharma over Virat Kohli at Perth, says Virender Sehwag

Former India captain Virender Sehwag, who is now famous for his quirky comments in the commentary box, recently told an interesting anecdote that eventually turned out to be a turning point in Virat Kohli's career. While on-air for Star Sports, Sehwag revealed that Kohli was not the first choice for selection for the 3rd Test at Perth in 2012 during India’s tour of Australia. 

Sehwag said that the selectors wanted to play Rohit Sharma, and not Kohli at Perth. The 38-year old further added that he was the vice-captain and MS Dhoni was leading the team in that tour, and both of them intervened and decided that they should go ahead with Virat Kohli. The rest was history.

Virat Kohli went onto to score 75 and 44 at Perth, followed it up with his maiden Test century at Adelaide.

...

Good to see so many Indian fast bowlers: Abey Kuruvilla


Former India speedster Abey Kuruvilla has heaped praise on the present fast bowling situation in the country, stating that he was happy to see so many quicks emerge, but added that he didn't like to see them being rotated.

“It is good to see so many quality pace bowlers in most teams in the Ranji Trophy this year.

“Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Aaron, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur and Dhaval Kulkarni are all fine bowlers,” he said. “We may have so many choices, but I don’t believe in the policy of rotating your pace bowlers. You have to play your best," he said.