Virat Kohli is arguably one of the best batsmen in the world cricket right now. Though he had featured in the team during their previous two World cup campaign in 2011 and 2015, this will be his first as the captain of the India team. In 2011 he started the campaign with an unbeaten century but Virender Sehwag’s 175 took the limelight. However, he would try to be the World Cup winning captain after Kapil Dev and Mahendra Singh Dhoni who successfully led India to the title n 1983 and 2011 respectively.
Kohli will be the seventh captain to lead the country in the World Cup this year. Each of the 10 teams will play nine games in the round-robin format where the top four teams will be featured in the knockouts. According to Rajkumar Sharma, the childhood coach of Kohli said that India captain has been waiting to win the World Cup again for the last couple of years.
“Virat is very focused regarding World Cup. If you listen to his interviews from the past two years, since then he has been dreaming about the World Cup like how he is going to play in the World Cup and what should be the strategy. So, he is very devoted and dedicated to making India win the World Cup,” Sharma was quoted by Timesnownews.com. “It is a big challenge for Virat Kohli as he will be leading India for the first time in World Cup,” he added further.
Virat Kohli had a rather forgettable Indian Premier League campaign as his team Royal Challengers Bangalore ended last in the point table. However, he was among runs even he has been in a good form for the last couple of months. He will try to keep this momentum on in the World Cup as well which is scheduled to start from May 30 in England. India will start their campaign against South Africa on June 5.