“In my honest opinion, all three of them have given us world-class practice every time we play. They challenge us in the nets like anyone 145 or 150 kmph pace bowlers would do in the game. They always try to get us out and make sure that they test us regularly.”
“At times, it feels very intense. For me that has been the difference in my career to be very honest. From where I was as a cricketer before I started getting this kind of practice to where I am today.”
“A lot of credit has go to these guys, who have given us practice regularly and I am sure Shubman will also feel the same. Their contribution has been unbelievable. You guys should remember their names and faces because, behind our success, a lot of effort has been put in by these guys. Thank you to all for your very, very honest efforts which have helped us,” mentioned Kohli in a video posted on bcci.television.
.@imVkohli & @ShubmanGill mirror on the efforts put behind the scenes, courtesy this trio of throwdown specialists… https://t.co/NvDvA4U8Tb
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1673843663000
Raghavendra, known as Raghu within the Indian cricket circles, has been related to the staff for a very long time as a throwdown specialist. Garani began as a throwdown specialist with Indian staff after working with Punjab Kings whereas Seneviratne was roped in as a throwdown specialist in 2018 to assist Indian batsmen counter left-arm fast-bowling.
Opener Shubman Gill additionally praised the throwdown specialists. “These three guys combined would have had 1200 to 1500 wickets very easily. They put in a lot of hard work and prepare us for all kinds of conditions we need to practice in heading into the match. These are the people who give us the confidence that we can perform at this level.”
Kohli and Gill helped themselves to stylish a whole lot towards a hapless Sri Lankan bowling assault to assist India pile up 390 for 5 in 50 overs within the inconsequential third ODI of the sequence.
Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar’s document for many ODI centuries on dwelling soil together with his twenty first hundred in India and remained unbeaten on 166 (110 balls, 13×4, 8×6). Gill made 116 (97 balls, 14×4, 2×6) with some beautiful strokeplay.
The 2 put collectively a 131-run stand for the second wicket off simply 84 balls.
(With inputs from IANS)
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