Not surprised by Ravindra Jadeja's rise, says Virat Kohli

Not only Virat Kohli is really happy for Ravindra Jadeja but he also expressed no surprise at his rise in the past year or so.

updated: August 07, 2013 20:38 IST
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New Delhi: Virat Kohli, who captained India in the Just-concluded one-day series in Zimbabwe, Wednesday lauded the all-round performance of Ravindra Jadeja, who has climbed to the top spot in the ICC One-Day International (ODI) bowlers rankings. (Related read: I'm a human, not machine, says Virat Kohli)

Jadeja jumped four places in the rankings Sunday after his showing in Zimbabwe, making him the first Indian to become the No.1 bowler in the world since Anil Kumble in December 1996. Overall, the left-armer is the fourth Indian after Kapil Dev (March 1989), Maninder Singh (December 1987-November 1988) and Kumble to claim the top spot. (Also read: MS Dhoni hard to contact when on a holiday, says Kohli)

"I am not surprised, to be honest. He has made huge strides in international cricket specially in the ODIs. In the last one or two years he has really been consistent with his bowling. Plus he chips in with the bat every time the team needs," Kohli told IANS on the sidelines of a promotional event here at the Talkatora Stadium.

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