Team India are currently preparing for the World Test Championship final and that’s why they are playing warm-up games as well. While Day 1 went to Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill as they have scored quick runs, Day 2 was definitely for KL Rahul, who did quite well. Recently, the BCCI has shared a tweet regarding a few highlights from the intra-squad match as well.
In the 52-second clip shared by the BCCI, pace bowler Umesh Yadav can be seen bowling to Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal, while net bowler Avesh Khan too did well with the accurate pace and right lengths. Apart from that, Mohammed Siraj was seen drove Umesh Yadav for a boundary as well.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 13, 2021
Meanwhile, it was KL Rahul as well as Wriddhiman Saha who took the limelight with big sixes. At the beginning of the video, Rahul can be seen hitting down the wicket to Jadeja and smashing the left-arm spinner over the ropes for a six as well. However, the video ended with Saha pulling Shardul Thakur over the square leg too.
However, the Kohli-led Indian team will take on New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) from June 18 at Southampton. After that, they will play a five-match Test series against England as well. Meanwhile, Kohli has come under the scanner for not winning any ICC title yet. And, former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has compared Virat Kohli and his situation of not winning ICC trophies to the legendary Argentina footballer Lionel Messi. He further added that the WTC final of any big events is the real tests of legendary players.
“Look at Sir Viv Richards. He always used to perform on big occasions. The WTC final will be a great opportunity for Kohli to score a ton and lead India to a trophy. He’s already among legends but leading India to the WTC trophy will be one more feather in his cap. A podium like this is a great chance for Kohli to enter into the club of ‘all-time greats’. He’s got the ability to do that. He just needs to manage his talent according to the situation,” Ramiz Raja said in a conversation with India TV. “Some big names like Lionel Messi are still yet to win major silverware with Argentina. It’s all about temperament. Performing in big games like a World Cup final proves a player’s mettle.”