‘He’s back’ – BCCI posts a video of Virat Kohli’s net-session ahead of the first Test
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has joined the Test side in Indore.
by Yash Author
Published - Nov 13, 2019 12:07 pm | Updated - Nov 13, 2019 12:07 pm
After having successfully notched up the three-match T20I series, it is now time for the World’s No.1 Test team to take center stage as they lock horns with Bangladesh in the first of the two five-day fixtures at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.
After having taken a rest from the just-concluded T20I series, regular captain Virat Kohli is back into the mix. Kohli joined the rest of his teammates on Tuesday, November 13th. The BCCI social media handle posted a video of Virat and his enthralling net session where everything was just coming out of the middle of the bat. And, why won’t he? The Indian captain has been on a role not only as a batsman but also as the leader of the Test side.
As far as his batting is concerned, not a single day goes by when Virat Kohli isn’t on the cusp of breaking or setting a new record. In the last series against South Africa, Kohli registered a record-breaking seventh double-ton and now, come the Bangladesh series, the Indian maestro is bracing himself for more history.
Virat Kohli eyeing a new Test feat
The Indian captain is on the verge of becoming the sixth-highest run-getter for Team India in Test cricket and is well within the distance to overhaul former captain Sourav Ganguly. Kohli, who has racked up 7066 Test runs at an average of 54.77 which includes 26 hundred and seven double hundreds, needs just 147 runs to leapfrog Ganguly, who retired after having scored 7212 runs in 113 Tests in 2008.
The last time Virat played a Test match at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, he scored a magnanimous double-hundred against the Kane Williamson-led New Zealanders as he and Ajinkya Rahane, who scored 187 himself, stiched a mammoth 300+ partnership in what was an eventual 321-run victory over the Kiwis.
And, much to the agony of the Bangladeshis, the last time Virat Kohli played a Test match against them, he scored a double-hundred there too. That was in Hyderabad. Going by his form, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if he breaks Ganguly’s record in Indore itself. However, even if he doesn’t, if he can do that in the Pink ball Test at Eden Gardens, it will be a moment of savor.
Here’s the video
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 12, 2019