Sunil Narine is a world class act: Virat Kohli

Mumbai, April 13, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Virat Kohli, the skipper of IPL team Royal Challenge Bangalore recently visited Kolkata to play their first match of IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders. In an interactive press conference where Virat appeared to announce the tie up of Midea as the Home appliances partner of RCB, he also spoke about his team’s agenda in IPL, team mates and the challenges opponents will throw at them.
Virat said, “It is always nice to play cricket in Eden. It seems to have a good sporting wicket this year. tHis year the pitch at eden is lively and the ball is easily coming onto the bat. The fast bawlers too had some help from the pitch and the batsmen too enjoyed their stay at pitch.”

About missing out their star bowler Michel Starc due toa n Injury he said, “Starc had been in a great form for last some time. He even won the Man of the tournament title  at the World Cup. He will definitely be missed at the first few matches of IPL. But we expect to get him fresh few match later which will boost our bowling lin up. But till then we have enough firepower without Starc in the form of Sean Abott, Asok Dinda and Abu nechim to trouble opponent batsmen.”

                                         Virat Kohli at the press conference

About KKR spin mainstay Sunil Narine, he said, “Sunil Narine is a world class act. He is bolwing a lot slower these days but still he is not easy to read. He will surely continue to make life difficult for batsmen.”

Reporting by Jyoti Prakash Mandal

Pics courtesy: Moumi Sharma Chatterjee