Virat Kohli. Known for his angst and aggression, it’s been a while since he was appointed as the Indian Test Skipper and I would say the journey has been going smooth for him. Still on the learning curve on how to lead the team, Virat Kohli said that the controlling sessions which were intended to help him seek control hadn’t helped him as much as the captaincy sessions did. He said that the captaincy had taught him so many things more than he imagined it would.
In an interview that happened recently, he said, ” A thing that stands out while learning in the controlling sessions is that they don’t go in your way or even the team’s way. The questions that are regularly addressed like how to stop runs, how to keep the pressure on the opposition team and what to do when wickets are not happening? These things are the essential elements that one should understand as they will experience them in the field when given the responsibility of the captain”.
After playing the final test against New Zealand in Indore, Kohli revealed what he felt about the test captaincy. Kohli who usually goes very negative said that it’s not recommended to go negative in the test match but still one should plan on controlling the runs of the opposition team. It’s therefore a thin line and one shouldn’t go one dimensional about these things when they’re not going our way. For more, subscribe to http://w88thai.me/
India already took a lead of unassailable 2-0 in the Test Series that contained three different matches. Kohli, however, confirmed that the team is not going to play or experiment with the opening and is planning on giving the already established Gautam Gambhir a chance for resurrection of his career after almost three years. Shikar Dhawan, the natural opener which always acts as a rescue in dire situations is confronted with an injury because of the natural change and that is why Gambhir is given a chance to open with Murali Vijay after being reserved in the 2nd test that happened in Kolkata.
Dhawan, the Delhi left-handed opener got a finger injury during the second test while batting and therefore got ruled out of the third test. Kohli said the players who came replacing the injured ones have done very well in the controlling sessions that happened before the third test match. When asked about Dhawan, Kohli said, ” It’s not a minor fitness issue. He got hard hit to the finger which turned out to be a big blow to the thumb.
We all have had injuries, and we are lucky to identify them beforehand and therefore decided to give them rest. The season is going to be long and it’s good to have replacements that can fill in which also are opportunities for the to perform well and prove their worth. This year is going to be full of tests and ODIs which can turn out to be a feast to the audience.”