File picture of Virat Kohli forward of the West Indies tour© Twitter
Virat Kohli is all set to match a novel feat achieved by Sachin Tendulkar in worldwide cricket throughout India’s upcoming tour of West Indies. Kohli can turn into the second Indian cricketer ever within the historical past of the game to play in opposition to a father-son duo in Exams away from dwelling. Kohli performed in opposition to West Indies legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul throughout the 2011 tour and this time, he’s more than likely to face his son Tagenarine Chanderpaul. Tendulkar achieved this precise feat in 2011 when he confronted Shaun Marsh in Australia – virtually 19 years after he performed in opposition to his father Geoff Marsh.
Group India is all set for the all-format collection in opposition to West Indies, ranging from July 12. The collection will include two Exams, three ODIs, and 5 T20Is. After the debacle within the World Check Championship closing in opposition to Australia final month, the Rohit Sharma-led aspect will intention to start this cycle with a win.
As the primary Check of the collection is simply across the nook, Kohli make clear a few of his favorite reminiscences of taking part in within the Caribbean and revealed how he met the West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards.
“My favorite reminiscence clearly is Antigua. I obtained my first-ever double hundred in Check cricket in Antigua in entrance of Sir Vivian Richards. That for me was a really, very particular second after which he met me within the night as effectively and congratulated me. It could actually’t get any higher than that,” Kohli stated whereas talking on Star Sports activities’ Observe the Blues present.
On the Carribean tracks, the ‘Holy Trinity’ of Indian batting order – skipper Rohit Sharma, the peerless Virat Kohli and comeback-man Ajinkya Rahane, can have greater than a job at hand.
Virat Kohli wants some tall knocks to his identify, having not completed a lot within the format for a very long time. The canny West Indies pacers may exploit his issues outdoors the off-stump channel and a string of low scores will once more elevate questions if yardstick of coping with a Cheteshwar Pujara is totally different from coping with him.
Each Kohli and Pujara have averaged beneath 30 within the final three years however solely the Saurashtra batter copped criticism and ultimately obtained the axe from the aspect.
With PTI inputs
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