The Indian Cricket Team captain had averaged less than 14 in the recent England Test Tour. However, the player and his coach are glad to have experienced a white-ball cricket prior to starting off with the test series on August 1.
Virat Kohli, Indian cricket team captain said, “I went far way since my batting failures in the 2014 Test series”. He also argued with everyone to move on from that dip in his otherwise brilliant career when he averaged less than 14.
on Saturday, Kohli told a media conference “Lot of people have held on to the last tour for too long,” he added, “Things turn out to be the best when not intended,”
Kohli also declared himself as ‘100 percent fit’ after requiring rehabilitation for a neck injury suffered during the final stages of the Indian Premier League. Although the injury forced him to miss a stint in the English County with Surrey, the India skipper said being fully fit and “looking forward” to the series was more important than landing in the UK “90 percent.”
ODI batsman Ambati Rayudu was dropped after failing the fitness test, after Mohammed Shami and Sanju Samson were dropped after not making the grade. Ravi Shastri insisted that there was no getting away from the fitness test, “You have a certain ability, and you can enhance it. Nobody should think it is a one-off,”
Kohli said referring to the spinners, “India’s wrist spinners, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, would play a crucial role and it would simply not be possible to attack them during the middle overs. “We have two X factors”.
Virat Kohli said that he wasn’t concerned about his individual batting success in England, “We are looking forward to playing more difficult Test cricket after what happened in South Africa”. Virat also added, “India lost the first two Tests in South Africa but came back to win the final game in Johannesburg on a tough pitch. “All should be excited,”.