Irfan and Yusuf Pathan hail Virat Kohli, believe India's future is bright under his leadership

FP Sports, Feb, 14 2017

Cricketers Irfan and Yusuf Pathan hailed India skipper Virat Kohli for his stupendous performance with the bat and leading the team to another comprehensive Test victory in the one-off Test against Bangladesh.

File photo of the Pathan brothers. AFP

File photo of the Pathan brothers. AFP

Indian bowlers showed tremendous perseverance on an unresponsive pitch to crush Bangladesh by 208 runs in the one-off Test in Hyderabad on Monday and stretch the team's unbeaten streak to 19 matches.

"India's future is very bright under Kohli's leadership," said Irfan and Yusuf.

The win was the Indian team's eighth victory in nine home Tests this season with the only draw coming against England at Rajkot.

This was India's the sixth successive series victory under Virat Kohli starting from Sri Lanka series in 2015.

Irfan recently flattened North zone in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy inter-zonal game with his incisive spell of 3 for 10, when he sent back Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Yuvraj Singh cheaply, helping West restrict the star-studded North to 107 for 8 at the Wankhede Stadium.

Meanwhile, elder brother Yusuf became the first Indian batsman to feature in the upcoming Hong Kong Blitz.

With inputs from PTI

Published Date: Feb 14, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 14, 2017

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