The former skipper of India, Mohammad Azharuddin is the latest person to speak on Virat Kohli’s chances in England. He was the failure in 2014 tour with a pretty ordinary average throughout the Test series.
Meanwhile, the Hyderabad-based veteran cricketer feels that the Indian skipper is a much-improved batsman now. Comparing Kohli’s last United Kingdom (UK) tour, Azharuddin is confident of Kohli putting a good show this time around.
I think Virat Kohli will play wonderfully well: Mohammad Azharuddin
Speaking of Kohli, the right-handed batsman feels that Indian skipper was a newbie when India toured England in 2014. He added that Virat gained the experienced with the bulk of runs under his tally.
The former skipper added he felt that Kohli will lead the team to success. He went on to say that batting mainstay will not get into pressure while leading the team whatsoever.
”At that time, it was his first tour… now he has got so many runs behind him and I think will perform wonderfully well. He has led India in so many Test matches so I don’t think he will have any pressure now as far as leadership is concerned,” Azharuddin told AFP.
“Cricket is not a game of one individual. It doesn’t work like that. Everybody has to score runs one person can’t win you a game. If the ball is seaming, batsmen in both teams will struggle. But having said that, India have a great chance of winning in England this time,” said the cricketer-turned-politician.
Virat Kohli’s form:
The India skipper Kohli is currently enjoying his top-form. Apart from series in 2014, Kohli has always seen the greater side of his career. He went on to own numerous records as well.
Based on the limited-overs series against England and the practice game against Essex, it seems Kohli has found his magical touch.
The series against England is set to start on August (Wednesday) 1st at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Both the teams are set to lock horns for five times in the gruelling series.