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Virat Kohli Recalls Memorable Moments With Rahul Dravid In Dominica
By CricShots - Jul 10, 2023 11:57 am
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India’s upcoming Test match against the West Indies in Dominica is creating anticipation as Test cricket returns to the picturesque Caribbean islands. The first Test, scheduled from July 12 to 16 at Windsor Park, holds special significance as it marks the revival of Test cricket at this venue since 2017, making it only the fifth Test to be played here.

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Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid

A notable aspect of this Test match is the return of Indian batting superstar Virat Kohli to Dominica, the same venue where he played his debut Test match against the West Indies in July 2011. Kohli is now the sole survivor from that Indian squad, and his presence in the upcoming Test holds sentimental value.

However, Kohli’s connection to that 2011 match goes beyond being the only remaining player. India’s current head coach, Rahul Dravid, was also part of that squad. Recognizing their shared journey, Virat Kohli took to social media to express his gratitude and posted a heartfelt message along with a picture of him and Dravid at the stadium.

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Reflecting on the past, the 2011 Test marked the end of Dravid and his long-time teammate VVS Laxman’s Test careers in the West Indies, while it was the beginning of Kohli’s Test journey. Now, as India embarks on a comprehensive tour against the West Indies, starting with a two-match Test series, the first Test in Dominica holds immense significance for both Kohli and Dravid.

For Kohli, it is an opportunity to regain his form after a disappointing performance in the World Test Championship final. He aims to make a strong impact and lead the team to victory. As for Dravid, the series presents a chance to further solidify his coaching credentials and contribute to India’s success as the team’s head coach.

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With the backdrop of their shared history at the same venue, the upcoming Test in Dominica becomes a significant chapter in both Kohli and Dravid’s cricketing journeys. Fans eagerly await their performances and the exciting cricket action that lies ahead in the captivating Caribbean setting.