Virat Kohli set to return to nets for South Africa tour from today
Wicket curated according to South African conditions for Kohli to practice.
Updated - Dec 23, 2017 4:04 pm
With the wedding shenanigans almost coming to an end, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli is set to resume practice from today. However, there is another reception party, scheduled to be hosted on December 26. But the dynamic skipper’s dedication to his craft is no secret and his return to training serves as a testament to the fact. Amidst hosting two reception parties the Indian captain set an example once more.
Kohli evidently enjoyed his rare downtime by tying the knot with Bollywood diva Anushka Sharma in an extravagant affair in Italy. But with the South Africa tour just around the corner, it meant Kohli needed to be back in the nets. The 29-year-old will be training with his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma from today itself. Rajkumar Sharma mentioned the lack of preparatory time implied that they started off with the work almost immediately.
Wicket curated according to South African conditions for Kohli to practice
Speaking to Mid-day, Sharma said, “We have very little time now, but there’s still a week for practice. We will work on his batting,”
He added, “Virat is very good at the pull shot and now he’s working on the cut. As a young player, he was fortunate to play on matting wickets at the academy and those pitches helped him deal with short deliveries well. That is why he is comfortable with the short stuff and is not scared of anybody.”
Sharma also conceded that they have prepared a wicket in accordance with Protea conditions for Kohli to practice and in order to face the wrath of South Africa’s pace-laden attack.
2017 has been a scintillating for the Indian skipper. Kohli smashed 2818 international runs including 11 hundreds from just 46 matches. He has been rested for the limited-overs phase against Sri Lanka and in his place, Rohit Sharma was bestowed with the captaincy duties.