Indian skipper Virat Kohli says that trying to save the test in day 3 day 4 is not acceptable
The Indian fans are eagerly waiting for the upcoming India tour of the England test series which is beginning from 4th August at Nottingham. Both teams would go for the best possible playing XI as they don’t look to take anything for granted. This series would mark the second cycle of the ICC World Test Championship.
Before the first match of the series which is going to start in a couple of days, Indian skipper Virat Kohli in a conversation with former cricketer Dinesh Karthik revealed his thought on how to playtest matches in English conditions. He said it takes ‘relentless madness’ and single-minded pursuit of excellence to win a test series here.
Virat Kohli said to Dinesh Karthick on Sky Sports that “It takes relentless madness and pursuit of excellence every day over a series of five Tests. To tell yourself that I want to do the hard work and I want to get in situations which are tough in every Test match every day. You have to be ready for that workload and that mental load”.
If India wins a test series in England is nothing more than winning anywhere else said the skipper and the skipper always back his team to follow a culture of going for a win.
“For me, it means nothing more than winning a Test match or a Test series anywhere else in the world. As I said, for me, these things are not anecdotes in my career or milestones in my career”.
The Indian captain said that “We step on the field and we compete and we are looking to win every Test match, that is what matters more to me because again that is a culture, these are results”.
“For Indian cricket, it will be a huge thing and we have done it before and we can do it again, but this culture is what is more dear to me and I will do everything in my ability, even if you lose a Test match.
“I want us to go for the win and not surrender and try to save a Test match on day three or day four, that for me is just not acceptable”.
The Indian skipper finally signed off by saying “So for me as I said, milestones don’t matter at all. If I had played for milestones in my career, I probably would not have half of what I have right now. My mindset’s pretty clear and for us, it is just pursuit of excellence”.