Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

English women cricketer Alexandra Hartley has expressed her excitement after knowing about Virat Kohli playing in county season this year. Virat Kohli has agreed to a deal with Surrey to play County this season.

The Indian skipper will be available to play all three formats for the club during his stint, which begins in June. This decision by Virat Kohli meant he is likely to miss the historic test match against Afghanistan.

On the other hand, this stint provides perfect chance for Virat Kohli to improve his technique. The 29 year old is keen to improve his record in England and will use this County stint in the best way possible.

Virat Kohli
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Virat Kohli had struggled during the England tour back in 2014. This made many question his technique when the ball is swinging. However, later he evolved himself into a world class batsman in Test cricket as well. He scored plenty of runs in Australia, South Africa and West Indies.

But the Indian captain will be keen to produce another master class against England this year. India will tour England for a five match test series in July and Kohli will have a huge role to play in it.

“Wow!! Welcome to the UK Kohli ? What an unbelievable signing. ???#WelcomeKohli #ViratKohli,” she tweeted.

https://twitter.com/AlexHartley93/status/992048919491305472

Indians Playing More County Cricket

Virat Kohli will incidentally become the fifth Indian cricketer to play in county cricket this season. The likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel and Varun Aaron have already inked deals with Yorkshire, Sussex, Durham and Leicestershire respectively for the upcoming season.

Virat Kohli
Photo Credit: BCCI.

The increasing interest in county cricket by Indian cricketers will surely help in their careers. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan have become better players after their county stints. The experience in England especially for batters and pace bowlers would do a world of good.

With England series looming, BCCI are more than willing to send players to get used to English conditions in advance. This will surely help the world’s best ranked Test side to ply their trade against hosts in July.