‘Five games would have been more exciting’ – Virat Kohli on the three-match ODI series against Australia
Later this year, Virat Kohli's men will travel Down Under for a four-match Test series.
Updated - Jan 14, 2020 3:24 pm
There is no doubt that no two teams have produced as many edge-of-the-seat encounters like India and Australia have in the past two decades. And, so whenever these two sides meet, such is the excitement that the word ‘context’ gets thrown out the window. With this being a T20 World Cup year, One-day cricket does not have much relevance as far as the context is concerned but when the best is pipped against the best, one does not care about the context.
All everyone wants is to see both sides go hammer and tongs against each other. The current Indo-Australia series is the just a three-match affair but Indian captain Virat Kohli expressed in the press-conference how it would have been great if it had been a five-match affair.
“Five games would have been more exciting. When you are playing, Australia, you don’t really think about the relevance of a series. The way they are playing right now after Smith and Warner have come back, it is pretty intense. We along with Australia are the top two teams in the world as far as balance is concerned. We are very excited,” said the Indian skipper as quoted by TimesNow.
Shane Warne had earlier advocated for a five-match Test series between India and Australia
Kohli isn’t the only one who wants India and Australia in an extended series. Later this year, Virat Kohli’s men will travel Down Under for a four-match Test series. But, former leg-spinner Shane Warne thinks that India and Australia must play five-Test series in the future.
“I’ve said this before – but how good would a five-Test match series between Australia & India be next season. Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide D/N, Melbourne and Sydney. I hope both the BCCI & CA make it happen. Scheduling is not an excuse,” Warne had tweeted.
I’ve said this before-but how good would a 5 test match series between Aust & India be next season. Bris Perth Adelaide D/N Melb & Syd. I hope both the BCCI & CA make it happen. Scheduling is not an excuse @BCCI @cricketcomau @imVkohli @tdpaine36 @SGanguly99
Agree followers ??
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 13, 2020
Meanwhile, Team India will be looking to stage redemption against Australia for the 2-3 ODI series defeat that the Men in Blue suffered, the last time Aaron Finch and his Australian team was in India.