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Sprinter Yohan Blake Praises Virat Kohli's Captaincy

By IANS News
February 10, 2021 • 12:26 PM View: 1391

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake was all praise for Team India and captain Virat Kohli despite the team suffering a massive 227-run loss against England in the first Test in Chennai.

In a video message uploaded on his social media handles, Blake lauded Kohli for not finding any excuses for the defeat and accepting his team's mistakes.


"What I really love about Team India is that Virat Kohli doesn't find any excuses. That's what I really love about his captaincy, he took the blame for everything. He said the bowlers didn't find the right areas and that the batsmen were not as consistent. He said 'we got to go back to the drawing board and come back'. And that's what I love about Virat Kohli and his captaincy," the Jamaican sprinter said.

He also praised young Indian players Shubman Gill and Rishabh Pant.

"And also, what stood out for me was Shubman Gill, he's a wonderful batsman. Of course, Rishabh Pant is excellent. Not every time he's going to put on a show but he's excellent for the game of Test cricket. That's why I love Test cricket, it mentally tests you. (Cheteshwar) Pujara in Australia showed that wonderful fight and that's what I love to see," he added.

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