Shastri: Kohli will show the British public why he is the best

Saksham Mishra
|Published 30/07/2018

Indian coach Ravi Shastri has said that Virat Kohli will show the British public why he is the best in the world.

In a recent interview, Ravi Shastri answered various candid questions about the upcoming five-match Test series between India and England.

When asked about Kohli’s abysmal record in England, Shastri was quick to pounce on the question.

“You tell me. Look at his record. I don’t have to spell out what he has done in the last four years. When you perform in that fashion, you are mentally at a different level as well. You are waiting for whatever test comes your way.

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“Yes, he might have had an ordinary series when he came here four years ago. But four years down the line he is the best player in the world. And he would like to get out there and show the British public why he is the best player in the world,” the Indian coach said.

Shastri was also questioned about the way Indian batsmen including Kohli threw their wicket away in the practice match against Essex. To this, Shastri said:

“That happens. Probably in a Test match, his focus would be three times more. He would have been a lot more disappointed if he had got out in that fashion in a Test match because he had hardly put a foot wrong. In that entire innings, when the ball was doing quite a bit, he was beaten just three times. I would rather have him get out here than get out in a Test match in a similar fashion”.


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I, a failed cricketer say: write picturesque, write insightful; otherwise don’t write. My writings are a source of self pleasure. Enjoy a fiercely fought test session much more than a slam bang T20. I write anything, as per whim- news piece, feature, opinion, editorial, preview, analysis etc. Hope to write a book one day!

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