Sanjay Bangar reveals secret behind batting success of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Chesteshwar Pujara

Bangar's five-year stint with the Indian cricket team came to a close with Vikram Rathour replacing him as the batting coach.
Sanjay Bangar reveals secret behind batting success of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Chesteshwar PujaraSanjay Bangar (left) with head coach Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli at Lord's balcony. (Photo: Getty)
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Former Team India coach Sanjay Bangar played a key role in making Indian batting line up one the best in the world. His five-year stint with the Indian cricket team came to a close with Vikram Rathour replacing him as the batting coach. 

The former coach in his interview with Cricbuzz spoke about how he worked with different Indian batsmen differently right through his stint.

“Virat always looks to iron out deficiencies. We worked on his alignments, positioning on the crease, his approach in seaming conditions. Shikhar was initially considered to be an off-side player, he used to stay beside the line of the ball. We worked on how he could get behind the line and open up scoring areas and overcome his dismissals against the short ball,” said Bangar 

He also revealed how he worked with  Rohit Sharma on his weakness against the incoming delivery, especially when it was delivered by a left-arm seam bowler.  Bangar also spoke about Cheteshwar Pujara reducing the width of this stance in order to be more prolific.

“For Indian batsmen, who are not that tall and also who play a lot on wickets with variable turn and bounce, footwork is a key component of batsmanship which allows greater control,” Bangar said on the reasons why the wide stance was done away with.

He also spoke about how he built a superb working relationship with the players and never faced any problems with a dressing room which had a number of superstars.

“Never. My experience in dealing with players is that once they trust you, they are more concerned about their future rather than the coach’s past,” he added.

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