There is no denying the fact that the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has immense love and respect for the longest format of the game. With India set to face Australia in a four-match Test series from December 17, he is all pumped up for the challenge with a session of batting practice.
The Test series is part of India’s all-formats tour of Australia, which is scheduled to be commencing on November 27 with a three-match ODI series. The ODI series will be followed by a three-match T20I series. The Indian skipper posted the video on Instagram and captioned it as “Love test cricket practice sessions”.
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The 32-year-old was in United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently for the recently concluded edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. He led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a fourth-place finish in the league phase, but they suffered a close loss in Eliminator after losing to SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Kohli had a poor start to his campaign in UAE but still managed to amass 466 runs from 14 matches at a strike rate of 121.35. He hit three half-centuries. His boundary count consisted of 23 fours and 11 sixes. Virat will be returning to India after the first Test on paternity leave and he along with his wife Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child.
India has been based in Syndey since its arrival in Sydney on November 12. Both white-ball and Test squads have been training together along with KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Mohammed Shami have posted snippets from their practice sessions.
Currently, second in the ICC Test Batting Rankings behind Steve Smith, Kohli will be aiming to put in a strong performance in Adelaide in the first Test. The first Test will be a day-night affair and will be played with a pink ball.