Virat Kohli was laadla of the team when he was growing up: Harbhajan Singh

Rohit Sharma is a gem of a guy who understands me very well, said Bhajji.  

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2016, 18:15 PM IST
Virat Kohli was laadla of the team when he was growing up: Harbhajan Singh

New Delhi: Team Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh revealed on Monday that Virat Kohli was the laadla of the team when he was growing up in his career.

The veteran off-spinner, who is set to make a comeback in the national team with the T20 series against Australia, spoke a lot about the India dressing room.

“Sometimes I am the one who plays the music and takes the lead in fun activities. I still play pranks on them, and at times I am at the receiving end. Basically my nature has not changed,” Bhajji was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.

When the 35-year-old was asked if anyone in particular that he could relate to more than others players, he stated: “I played with all of them when they were young and making their way into the team. I get along with most of them. Rohit Sharma is a gem of a guy who understands me very well and we have shared many dressing-rooms.

“Virat Kohli is another one I’m close with. He was the laadla of the team when he was growing up in his career. We were at the top of our game and made sure to make him feel good in the dressing-room.”

First T20 of the three-match series between India and Australia is scheduled to take place on Tuesday at Adelaide.