The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is back in the team and he will be raring to prove his worth with bat. The regular Indian skipper was rested for the first Test against New Zealand, which eventually the game resulted in a draw. The second and final clash takes will get underway on Friday (December 3) at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
It has to be noted that India has won all their Test series at home since their humiliating 2-1 thrashing against England in 2012. Hence, a lot of things will depend on Kohli for continuing India’s winning streak in home Tests. Meanwhile, the official Instagram page of Team India shared a video on Thursday (December 2) that showcased Kohli sweating it out in the nets.
Virat might have not played the first Test and the preceding three-match T20I series against the Kiwis. However, he showcased no signs of rustiness in the one-minute-long video shared on social media. The captioned as, “60 Seconds of Pure Joy! V.I.R.A.T K.O.H.L.I takes centre stage.” Meanwhile, Team India head coach Rahul Dravid was also spotted giving throwdowns to the team skipper in the clip.
View this post on Instagram
Meanwhile, on Thursday, Virat Kohli also shared a video on Twitter and announced his comeback in national colours. He captioned the pictures as, “Back to Test cricket.” Needless to mention, the comment section got flooded in no time as fans were delighted seeing the talismanic cricketer get his mojo back.
Notably, Kohli will have a point to prove in this game as his last international assignment wasn’t pleasant by any means. Team India got out of the league stage of the T20 World Cup 2021, which was Kohli’s last leadership project in T20Is. Nevertheless, Test cricket is a different ball game and the 33-year-old would back himself to thrive.
Back to Test cricket ❤️ pic.twitter.com/IgjfuySCWK
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 2, 2021