Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri believes Pat Cummins and company in the ICC World Test Championship final should be cautious. Given that Virat Kohli has an impressive record against the dominant Australian team. Before the eagerly awaited match between the top two Test teams, former India head coach Shastri spoke with the Baggy Greens. Kohli has a chance to break several records in the Test Championship final.
Ravi Shastri remark on ex-Indian Skipper Virat Kohli
Throughout the World Test Championship, Virat Kohli has amassed 869 runs. Before the final, Ravi Shastri issued an intense warning to Australia.
“Virat Kohli’s form is a warning sign for Australian Team”: Ravi Shastri
Virat Kohli has a great record against the dominant Australian team, according to former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri. It is a warning sign for Pat Cummins and company in the ICC World Test Championship final. Run machine Kohli, frequently regarded as the best batter in the modern era of the game, has arrived in London following an impressive return to form in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The former Indian captain, who just finished the run-fest season with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL 2023, will lead Rohit Sharma and company in the ICC World Test Championship final.
“India will look to end their ICC title drought”
In their upcoming match against Australia on Wednesday at the Oval, India, who finished as runners-up in the inaugural edition of the premier event, will look to end their ICC title drought. Former India head coach Shastri shared his thoughts with the Baggy Greens before the highly anticipated match between the top two Test teams and issued a firm warning.
The former Indian all-rounder and renowned commentator alerted Australia about Kohli’s outstanding track against the Baggy Greens in a clip posted by the ICC on the eve of the World Test Championship final between India and Australia.
“Kohli will awaken uniquely…”
If the contest is against Australia, “Virat Kohli awakens uniquely. He senses the coffee much quicker if it’s Australia, so when he starts playing and reaches 20, then we can have a great time,” Shastri said. The former Indian head’s recent comments have also caught the attention of followers on social media. When India last faced Australia in the fourth and final Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, former Indian captain Kohli broke his century drought.
Virat Kohli can break several records
The 34-year-old had earlier this year helped India win back the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after a 1205-day wait by smashing his 28th Test century. In the Test Championship’s 2021–2023 season, the legendary batsman has scored 869 runs. In the Test Championship final, Kohli can break several records. The former captain of India has 8416 runs in 108 test games for the Asian giants.
Virat Kohli against Australia
The focus is on star batsman Virat Kohli, who has returned to form in all formats since late 2022. His sights are set on the esteemed Test Championship trophy, for which he must perform at his peak against Australia, a team he adores playing. Virat enjoys competing against the Australian team. He has 1,979 runs, an average of 48.26, eight tonnes, and five fifties in 24 Tests against Australia. His highest score is 186.
Virat has played 92 matches against Australia in all formats, scoring 4,945 runs with an average of 50.97. His highest mark is 186. Against Australians, he has amassed 16 centuries and 24 fifties.