Amit Mishra praises 'positive person' Virat Kohli ahead of West Indies Test series

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Basseterre (St. Kitts), July 11: Virat Kohli's Test leadership has come in for praise from his team-mate Amit Mishra ahead of the 4-match series against the West Indies.

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Legspinner Mishra, who captured 4 wickets in the 2-day drawn warm-up match against West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President's XI, hailed "positive person" Kohli.

Virat Kohli has received praise from Amit Mishra

"Virat Kohli is a positive person and he has created a similar positive environment within the team. He always supports me. There are no boundaries. Whenever I want to share something with him, I am free to express my opinion. He tells me, "You're a wicket taking bowler and that is what you must do. You stay positive and stick to your strengths. Do not think about anything else," Mishra told the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) official website after the practice game on Sunday (July 10).

India declared at 258/6 in 93 overs after half centuries from KL Rahul (50), Shikhar Dhawan (51) and Rohit Sharma (54). The home side scored 281/7 in 87 overs with Mishra being the pick of the bowlers with 4/67 in 27 overs.

"I am happy with my performance as bowling on this track was very difficult. To get my bowling rhythm back on a slow batting track is a good sign. We had a good practice game as we had batted well yesterday and also bowled well today (Sunday)," the 33-year-old Mishra said after the match.

India will play another practice game (3-day, from July 14) against the same opposition before heading into the 1st Test in Antigua on July 21.

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Story first published: Monday, July 11, 2016, 11:18 [IST]
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