He broke many a records with his batting but Virat Kohli, the medium-pacer, could have had a lot more than eight international wickets if his teammates believed in his bowling ability like he himself does.
Kohli, albeit in a lighter vein, explained why he has not bowled in internationals since December 2017.
“It was during the ODI series in Sri Lanka (in 2017) where we had almost won everything, I asked MS [Dhoni] if I could bowl. Just when I was getting ready to roll my arm over, Bumrah shouted from the boundary and said ‘no joking around, it is an international game’.
“No one in the team believes in my bowling, but I do. After that I had back issues and never bowled,” said the Indian captain in an interview to the host broadcaster of the World Cup.