Veteran Indian batsman Dinesh Karthik has praised Virat Kohli as he prepares for his 100th test match against Sri Lanka which starts on March 4 and will be played at Mohali. Dinesh Karthik believes that Virat Kohli has left a legacy in world cricket which is important.
Senior Indian Wicketkeeper Batsman Dinesh Karthik he talked about it Virat Kohli ahead of his hundredth test match. Virat Kohli has been phenomenal as a cricketer and his achievements are brilliant if you look at his career so far. The former India captain will take to the field against Sri Lanka on March 4 for his landmark match as he becomes only the 12th India cricketer to achieve the feat. Dinesh Karthik speaking on ICC The review explained how Virat Kohli left a lasting legacy in Test cricket.
During his interview on ICC Review, Dinesh Karthik said: “I don’t think Virat Kohli just left a legacy to Indian cricket, he left a legacy to world cricket. The intensity with which India have played Test cricket over the past few years has been phenomenal. The world has been amazed at the amount of energy Virat can bring. People all over the world appreciated this. I think Kohli brought fitness to the table and he made it a mandate, people followed that and you can see the level of fielding went up two notches.”
Virat Kohli’s illustrious career has been nothing short of spectacular both as batsman and captain, especially in Test cricket. The former India skipper led India in 68 Test matches of which he managed to win 40 which is a huge achievement in itself. However, Dinesh Karthik during the chat was asked to shed some light on what he thought was Virat Kohli’s main highlight when he captained the team.
To that, Dinesh Karthik said: “I think for me it would be the Australian tour of India when India lost the first test in Pune on a row returner. A lot of eyeballs rolled up on the way India can lose on rotating ground but after that they played Bangalore things then took an uphill turn. Backs were against the wall after the first test.”
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