Former India captain Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has shared that he had a chat with him ahead of India’s upcoming second Test against Bangladesh as well. During a discussion on India News Sports on Monday, December 19, Sharma said that Virat Kohli seemed quite relaxed and happy. He also added that Kohli has been working very hard on his fitness and game as he prepares for the second Test against Bangladesh as well.
He also added that Kohli has been in form since the Asia Cup 2022 and then the T20 World Cup 2022. He also shared that Kohli will play a major role in India’s upcoming home Test series against Australia as well.
He again said: “He [Virat Kohli] is in good form. He is working hard on his fitness and is preparing well. I’ve spoken to him and he is very happy and in a positive frame of mind. He is quite relaxed, which is very good because his form is going to be key in the series against Australia.”With the kind of form he’s shown at the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup, I feel he will be very handy for India against Australia.”
He added: “He has gotten out a lot of times on the back foot to spinners. He wants to overcome that and knows very well where he is going wrong. It’s good to see a player like him trying to improve his game instead of sitting in the hotel. The youngsters in the team should see how a senior is toiling it out in the nets.”
Meanwhile, Team India captain Rohit Sharma didn’t play in the opening Test against Bangladesh. He will miss the second one as well after failing to recover from his finger injury on time, which he got during the second ODI against Bangladesh earlier this month as well. While speaking about the same, Rajkumar Sharma further added that Rohit would have gotten some match practice if he could play in the second Test as well.
He said: “It would have been good had he [Rohit Sharma] been there for the second Test. He would have had some match practice ahead of the Australia series because the pitches in Bangladesh are quite similar to what we have in India.”