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Kohli Gives Business Class Seats to Pace Bowlers for More Comfort

In order to ensure that his pace bowlers stay fresh, skipper Virat Kohli is doing his best to ensure that they get some premium treatment ahead of the second Test in Perth.

Cricketnext Staff |December 11, 2018, 2:17 PM IST
Kohli Gives Business Class Seats to Pace Bowlers for More Comfort

India’s pace bowling department have played a crucial part in the team's success over the last 12 months and they came to the party once again as India registered their first Test victory in Australia in nearly 10 years.

Now in order to ensure that his pace bowlers stay fresh, skipper Virat Kohli is doing his best to ensure that they get some premium treatment ahead of the second Test in Perth.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan revealed an incident that happened on Tuesday morning during his flight from Adelaide, along with members of the Indian squad, the Indian skipper requested the airline staff to allow his pacers to take his and wife Anuskha Sharma’s business class seats.

This further cements the team management’s willingness to provide their pacers with as much recovery time as possible. India coach Ravi Shastri said after the game on Monday that the bowlers will not be hitting the nets prior to the second Test and will be focusing solely on rest and recovery ahead.

This is not the first time that an Indian captain has gone out of his way to help his quicks. Ahead of the highly anticipated 2015 ICC World Cup semi-final against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, MS Dhoni gave up his business class seats so that his seamers could get more leg room.

Kohli will also be busy spending time with wife Anukshka Sharma since the star couple are celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary today.

The second Test between India and Australia at Perth begins on Friday (December 14).

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