Cricket is a game where innovation always has a big impact. It is a sport that is not averse to change. Be it format-wise or rule-wise, innovation is at the centre. An interesting example of this was seen during a local cricket match where a child was seen using a unique technique to reject the pitch. The boy dived forward and hit a shot before the ball hit the pitch. The video is widely shared on social media.
Talking about cricket, India will take on Australia in the World Test Championship final at The Oval on Wednesday. After being beaten twice in their own backyard, India’s Test team has earned Australia’s best respect and will no longer take them for granted in the traditional format, top batsman Virat Kohli said. India edged Australia by a similar 2-1 margin in the 2018-19 and 2020-21 editions of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
“Initially the competition was strong and the atmosphere was very tense. But since we have won twice in Australia, the competition has become respect and we are no longer taken for granted as a Test team,” Kohli told Star Sports.
“When we play against Australia we’ll feel that respect, ‘they’ve beaten us twice in our own backyard, it’s going to be a battle of equals’.” “There was a tension in the atmosphere that wasn’t there now. When you achieve a level, make your presence felt on the ground, nobody will take you for granted.” The familiar foes will play the World Test Championship final at The Oval starting on Wednesday.
The talismanic Indian batter said he is always motivated to perform well against Australia as they rarely give their opponents a chance to excel.
With PTI inputs
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