Former Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri believes that Virat Kohli is enjoying his batting against Australia and if the star batsman can cross 20 runs, he can score well in the World Test Championship (WTC) final at The Oval. Kohli was instrumental in India’s retention of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia earlier this year and also ended his Test century drought. In the 2021-23 World Test Championship, Kohli currently has 869 runs with the help of multiple centuries.
Virat Kohli was instrumental in India’s retention of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia earlier this year and also ended his Test century drought.
Virat Kohli is playing for the Indian cricket team© BCCI
Earlier, Kohli said that his motivation to perform well against Australia is their competitiveness and high level of skill.
Ahead of India’s ICC World Test Championship final against Australia at The Oval from June 7, Virat said in an interview with Star Sports, “The Australian team is a very competitive team and if you give them a small window they will come. Trying too hard and taking advantage of you. Their expertise is very high. That’s why my motivation increased even more and I had to take my game to the next level against them. I have to raise and raise my game against Australia to beat them. .”
Virat really likes to play against Australia. In 24 Tests against Australia, he scored 1,979 runs at an average of 48.26 with eight centuries and five fifties. His best score is 186. Virat has played 92 matches against Australia across all formats, scoring 4,945 runs at an average of 50.97. Best score 186. Scored 16 centuries and 24 fifties against Aussies.
(with ANII inputs)
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