WTC final: Virat Kohli will be hoping for victory in the upcoming match for India.© AFP
Indian captain Virat Kohli on Thursday confirmed that a Test match is not a “true reflection” of his team, even though it was the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand and he treats it as “another” game. As for the Indian captain and his team, the WTC final is like the premiere of the Test as young players try to level up. “A game for five days. It won’t reflect anything and those who understand the game know and even what has happened in the last four or five years,” Kohli said on the eve of the grand final against the Black Caps.
“If we win, Cricket won’t stop and if we lose, Cricket won’t stop either. We are looking for excellence and we are understanding who we are as a team,” the monolingual captain added.
He didn’t come up with a question about the team’s combination when, based on the previous answer, the team would choose a “covered all the bases” option regardless of the weather forecast for the opening day.
“… One is a team with enough depth and bowling resources,” he said when asked if it would affect rain and covered conditions.
He was also dismissive when asked if it was the biggest crisis event of his famous career.
“No” was also answered.
“It’s just another test match. All of these things (the WTC final) look good on the outside. A game can’t be made or killed to become a game. It’s a great moment, but it continues as Cricket life progresses.”
“It’s an opportunity to enjoy the occasion and it’s not more important than the first test we played as young players that we all tried to climb in the standings.
“We have to believe in our abilities and keep things simple. It’s a competition between the bat and the ball.”
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