5 Indian Players Who Gets Lots of Support from Skipper Virat Kohli

For the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli, the past three years have been a lot of success, be it in his personal or professional life.

Cricket news: Despite all failures and inconsistencies, these players enjoy the backing from the captain

The 29-year-old took the baton of Test cricket from former skipper MS Dhoni at the start of 2015. In 2017 he was also made the captain in both ODI and T20I format.

Kohli is known for his aggressive attitude and he often adds that to his team and wants to go all guns blazing at the opposition. The added responsibility of captaincy has done well to his batting too.

Moreover he often encourages other players to perform well and supports them in tough times as well. There are indeed a few players for whom captain Kohli has a special liking as he has always defended them even when they could not deliver their best.

Here is the list of 5 such players who enjoys an added advantage with skipper Kohli at the helm.

5. Mohammed Shami

Getting constant chances in the subcontinent is not at all easy as there is a lot of competitions. Players like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav are always waiting for chances and have grabbed them with open hands whenever provided.

However Shami has always got an added preference from Kohli more often than not. The skipper always stood by his pacer when he was hitting the lows and brought out the best in him.

Shami repaid the faith by picking up 90 wickets from 26 Tests played under Kohli. After a poor IPL this year many thought Shami would not make the playing XI in England.

However Kohli backed him despite Shami taking time to get the rhythm and start delivering. He did not have a good series but still managed to pick 16 wickets from nine innings in the Tests.

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