According to several cricket experts, the current Indian team which is placed at the top in the ICC Test rankings has reached there because of their bowling attack. Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan is one of them as he believes that this team led by Virat Kohli has one of the best bowling attacks in the world.
While talking to IANS about the Indian fast bowling unit, Zaheer said, “The likes of Bumrah, Shami, Ishant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Navdeep Saini among others have proven the fact that the current Indian team is a powerhouse of bowling and it is by far the best bowling attack in the world.”
When asked how Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are different as captains, the 40-year-old said, “Sourav made us believe that we can win oversees and inspired us to play with a lot of aggression. Dhoni was calm through tough situations, yet aggressive in his approach. We won the World Cup under him, so it was always very special playing under his leadership.
“Virat is a lot like dada (Ganguly), he is expressive, bold in his decisions and always pumps the team up through crunch situations. His sublime batting form is always reflective of the way he leads the team on field. I wish to see him lift the World Cup for India one day,” he explained.
Commenting on Rohit Sharma’s promotion to the opening slot in Tests, Zaheer said that considering the batsman’s current form, it was important to draft him into the XI.
“You can’t really keep a player of his caliber out of the playing XI, especially after the kind of form he has shown in the last six months. We will have to wait and see if he has the skills although I have no doubts,” the left-hander said.