Adam Gilchrist is impressed by Virat Kohli’s take on Test cricket
The Indian cricketer, has stood firmly behind the longest version of the illustrious sport.
Updated - Aug 31, 2018 12:49 pm
Test cricket has come under the scanner in the last one decade, especially in terms of popularity and viewership. The same has mostly been attributed to the advent of T20 cricket. Empty stands engulf the venues, a sight which isn’t pleasing by any stretch of the imagination. However, the fact the format is considered to be the most demanding amongst all the formats can’t be denied.
Recently, Virat Kohli, the Indian cricketer, has stood firmly behind the longest version of the illustrious sport. The 29-year-old mentioned that a genuine follower of cricket would understand the flavour of Test cricket and the excitement it brings. The Delhi-born player also reckons that the format would stand the test of times and shouldn’t be tinkered with by any means.
Gilchrist pleased by Kohli’s words
Kohli is currently in England where he is captaining India in the five-match Test series against England. The visiting team is 1-2 down in the series and need to win both their matches in order to win the series. The Indian captain has been phenomenal with the willow, having notched 440 runs in previous three matches in Edgbaston, Lord’s and Trent Bridge respectively.
After racking his maiden Test century on English soil in Birmingham, he couldn’t deliver at The Home of Cricket. However, he came back and scored his 23rd Test century in the third Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. To add to his delight, India also won the match by a mammoth margin of 203 runs.
In the meantime, Adam Gilchrist, the former Australian cricketer was pleased by Kohli’s heartfelt remarks for Test cricket. He took to Twitter to laud the batsman. Moreover, he uploaded a picture of Kohli’s comments in his post.
He wrote, “Pleasing remarks from @virat.kohliReally, really pleasing remarks. Currently one of the most important opinions in the game and I like what he’s saying,”