The Mani Ratnam Connection To India's Win In Australia

The Mani Ratnam Connection To India's Win In Australia

28 Jan 21 @ 10:47 AM | By GitacharYa

Wuttt?

Do you also have the same question.. what is the connection? How is it possible?

But it’s TRUE..

Here's the answer!

It is not unknown that ever since Virat Kohli has taken to captaincy completely in early 2017 (both in Tests and LOIs), fitness and training are given foremost importance to be in Team India for any player. Training, when it comes to the bowlers was mostly overseen by an unassuming guy called Bharath Arun who's no big name.

What he lacks in terms of celebrity or legend air is covered up by an astute brain. Right from the beginning, Kohli has been stressing that test cricket is all about taking 20 wickets. Not just scoring 100s. When it comes to India, bowlers means spin bowlers. Seamers (forget fast bowlers) are secondary and are though of as useful only during the overseas series and tournaments. But given the importance the captain himself has accorded to bowlers (all types), the bowling coach role has taken prominence.

Bharat Arun not just trained Team India bowlers in appropriate ways and kept them in good shape and match ready, he also took Kohli's mantra of fitness and intense training. The result is obvious. And is there for us all to see. Since the beginning of 2018, except for Australia, no team in the world boasts as comprehensive an attack as India's. On the surface, Australian pace trio may be one of the greatest of all time, but indian spinners and backup bowlers trumped their Aussie counterparts in the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Now the big reveal...

This Bharat Arun guy is the brother of Tamil actor Anand (also a known face to Tollywood audience) of Mani Ratnam's heist thriller comedy Thiruda Thiruda fame. They are three brothers.

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