New Delhi: What the new Indian ODI/T20 captain Virat Kohli had said just before Chennai Test, is a reality now in a certain sense. As a Test Cricket Captain Virat Kohli had said that he wanted his team to be recalled in the same breath as was Don Bradman’s Australian team when he was not born. Well, after MS Dhoni decided to step down as ODI and T 20 captain, Kohli has become Don of Indian cricket.
What Kohli had said before Chennai Test
This Indian team should be remembered as Don’s ‘Invincibles’, the Australian side years ago. This Indian side should be on par with the legendary West Indian side of 1980s. This is what Kohli wants, and why not, his team remains unbeaten in the last 17 matches. One more win, and the team will become the only Indian team till date to have won 18 matches without a loss.
No wonder Kohli wants to be Don..as a captain. "We still understand we got to play a lot of cricket everywhere in the world. It's not only about this one period we are going through," the 28-year-old Indian captain said in Chennai.
Kohli is not the one to hide his feelings. "As I said it's an ongoing process which needs to be sustained for the next five, seven or eight years for us to become a top quality side and leave a mark on world cricket - maybe known as one of the best teams to have assembled on the field," he said
In prime form, the dashing young batsman is rubbing shoulders with Bradman, after joining the elite club of those scoring three double tons in single year. He is the first
Indian captain to win five successive series. Guess what, history is just the Chennai Test away from Virat. A win in Chennai would mean the biggest (4-0) series win ever against England.(News24Bureau)