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Virat Kohli urges fans to park aside 2014 England Test debacle

India’s tour of the United Kingdom will begin from June 27 when they will lock horns with Ireland.

Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli
Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Team India had a miserable outing in England the last time they played a Test series in the country back in 2014. They drew the opening Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham and followed it up with a resounding win at the iconic Lord’s. However, they couldn’t hold on to the momentum and stumbled in the next three matches at the Rose Bowl, Old Trafford, and Kennington Oval respectively.

They faltered miserably and lost all the matches, which led to a scoreline of 1-3 at the end of the series. Four years down the line, the team will again visit the nation and the Test series will get underway from August 1 after the completion of the T20I and the ODI series, which starts from the first week of July. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli, the skipper of the Indian team, urged the people to move on from last time’s debacle.

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Virat and Co starts versus Ireland

“Lot of people have held on to the last tour for too long,” Kohli was quoted as saying in a press conference prior to India’s departure to the United Kingdom (UK). Ravi Shastri, the team’s head coach, also was present along with Virat during the interaction. Both the honchos believe that the limited-overs fixtures will help the players to fine-tune their skills before the start of the Test series.

Kohli also remarked that he has recovered from the neck injury, which forced him out of his maiden County stint with Surrey and mentioned the same as a blessing in disguise. India’s tour of the United Kingdom will begin from June 27 when they will lock horns with Ireland, led by Gary Wilson.

The Men in Blue announced their squad some a few ago and the Irishmen put forth their team yesterday night on June 21. While the Ireland series is expected to be a dress rehearsal before the England-matches, Virat and Co can’t afford to undermine the recently turned full-member nation.

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