Virat Kohli picks Australian legend as the ideal player for the present Indian cricket side ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
The Virat Kohli-led Indian Cricket Team arrived in London on Wednesday to partake in the mega ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The team also sweated it out during the practice session at The Oval, as they will be up against New Zealand in the warm-up match on May 25, 2019.
Virat Kohli on Thursday, attended an interaction meet organised by the ICC where all the 10 teams’ captains gathered under a single roof and answered the questions thrown at them by the journalists, regarding their preparations and plans for the marquee tournament.
One of them was to pick one dream player from any of the current teams who they thought would easily make way into their respective teams. The answers ranged from Jasprit Bumrah to Ben Stokes.
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Moreover, India skipper also had a one-to-one interaction with Ridhima Pathak, who is a part of the digital team of the ICC for the World Cup. Ridhima went a step ahead and asked Kohli to now name a player from the past (from any team), who he would like to see perform for his current side. Kohli in response, pondered for a couple of seconds to the paradoxical question, considering the many great players there have been in the past.
Who did Kohli name?
After having gone through perhaps his favourite players from the past, Kohli came up with the name of the legendary Aussie spinner- Shane Warne. The reason being that he would have loved to watch him bowl, and witnessing the same from the field would be simply amazing a sight to behold for him.
“(after a brief pause) I think one guy I would have loved to have from the past would be Shane Warne. I would have loved to watch him bowl from the same team being on the field. And just watching him bowl and what he did to the batsman would have been amazing. So yeah, Shane Warne”, Kohli said.
As far as the World Cup is concerned, Shane Warne is fondly remembered by the cricketing fraternity for the role he played for Australia during the famous semi-final encounter in 1999 against the Proteas. He picked up 4 wickets giving away only 29 runs, in the match that was tied. Australia later had won the World Cup.