Virat Kohli, the Indian batting legend, has warned Australia in advance of the World Test Championship Final (WTC), which will begin on 7th June. Kohli, while revealing his reasons for his incredible numbers against Australia revealed that he was ready to dominate the Pat Cummins led team one more time.
Former India captain Kohli said that Australia’s competitiveness motivates him. Kohli stated that Australia is a very competitive team and he must also raise his game to remain relevant.
“The Australian team is very competitive. If you give them a window of opportunity, they will attack you very hard and capitalize. They have a high level of skill. My motivation increased even more, and I was forced to raise my game against them. Kohli told Star Sports that he had to elevate his game to defeat Australia ,”.
Kohli’s statistics against Australia are impressive. Kohli’s average in 24 Tests against Australia is 48.26. The 34-year old has also scored 8 centuries and 5 half-centuries in Australia.
Virat Kohli warns his team about the tricky Oval pitch
Virat Kohli warned his team about the Oval’s tricky pitch as India prepares to face Australia in the highly anticipated WTC Final. Kohli stated that even though the pitch may appear flatter than other pitches in England it is still important for batters to remain true to their techniques throughout the game.
“We wouldn’t get a flat pitch and batters must be cautious. We must adapt to the conditions and situation. Virat said that we will need to be more disciplined and focused when batting ,”.
The hardest part of playing in England’s swinging conditions and seaming is choosing which ball to defend, hit or leave. It is crucial to play with good technique. Kohli said that balance is crucial when batting ,”.