Virat Kohli Press Conference: The Indian captain was wax lyrical about the Indian cricket team’s splendid performance vs South Africa.
During the fourth day of the third Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Ranchi, India beat South Africa by an innings ans 202 runs to whitewash the series 3-0. Coming on the back of whitewashing West Indies in West Indies, India have maintained their winning streak in the recent times.
Other than praising the Indian team for their splendid performance to commence the home season, India captain Virat Kohli also raised a vital point regarding Test venues in the country. Kohli’s comments came as an aftermath of low attendance in the last two Test matches in Pune and Ranchi.
“Look you gonna keep Test cricket alive. I totally agree with the fact that we should have five-Test centers at max. It can’t be sporadic and spread over so many places where people turn up or not.
“In my opinion, we should have five-Test centers. Period. Test cricket, teams coming to India should know we are going to play at these five venues, [what] kind of people that are gonna come to watch and this is what the pitch is gonna offer,” Kohli was quoted as saying during the post-series press conference at the JSCA International Stadium Complex.
Virat Kohli Press Conference
During the presser, the last two questions came as a source of entertainment as Kohli ended up giving hilarious replies. While one was regarding Indian team’s plan to visit MS Dhoni’s home in Ranchi, the other was regarding BCCI’s president-elect Sourav Ganguly’s comments on meeting with the selectors to discuss Dhoni’s future.
Being asked about the second question, Kohli answered that he congratulated Ganguly on his appointment but hasn’t spoken to him regarding the legendary wicket-keeper batsman.
“I congratulated him. It’s great that he has become the BCCI president but he has not spoken to me about that yet. He’ll get in touch with me when he has to. I am sure. What do I say about that? [laughs] I’ll go meet him when he tells me to. That’s it,” Kohli added.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 22, 2019
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