The much-awaited Border-Gavaskar test series strated with the Pink-Ball test in Adelaide. India won the toss and opted to bat first. Meanwhile, in a special interaction with Steve Smith, Indian skipper Virat Kohli predicted the winner of the ongoing test series. The chat was a special feature on the two modern legends and the legacy they have created for themselves and their teams in their career so far.
Kohli joined Smith for a special chat ahead of the test series. It was premiered especially on Cricket Australia’s official Twitter handle. Both spoke on a range of topics from their illustrious international careers.
Virat Kohli spoke extensively when Steve Smith asked if India can retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy. India are the current holders of the trophy and Virat believed that his team can defend the title this time as well.
Virat Kohli Joins Steve Smith For a Candid Chat
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‘We would love to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Last time around it was a great series for us. I know you and David Warner did not play, but we still faced a deadly bowling attack. With Australia now having a stronger squad, it will give us a chance to test ourselves even more,” Kohli told Smith in a video shared on Cricket Australia’s official Twitter handle.
Virat Kohli on Ajinkya Rahane Leading India in Last 3 Tests
The Indian skipper also shared his views on Ajinkya Rahane. He said that he is confident of Rahane doing a good job of leading the side in his absence in the last three games.
“Actually, the way we’ve played our cricket has been the collective effort of our team. It’s a cultural effort and not only down to me strategizing things and putting things in front of people. It’s the whole team that has bought into it. We already know the template that we play with and how we go about things. We’re absolutely on the same page and I’m sure he’ll do a tremendous job in my absence as well” said Kohli.
Virat Kohli having won two tests in Australia as captain is just one away from being the first Asian skipper to win three tests on Aussie soil.