ICC World Test Championship Final: “He Must Be Having In His Mind That India Has Not Won ICC Tournament”


Former Indian selector MSK Prasad has backed Virat Kohli to come out good in the upcoming ICC World Test Championship Final against Australia. He said that the batter will be fired up to contribute as he must be having in his mind that his side has not won ICC Trophy for a long. 

The fever of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is slowly diminishing and the focus is moving towards the ICC WTC Final between India and Australia. The event will take place at the Oval, England from the 7th to the 11th of June with the 12th being the reserve day. 

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A few members of the Indian cricket team including Virat Kohli have reached London to kick-start their preparations for the all-important clash. It’s fair to say that Kohli will be a vital cog for the, considering his form and the long wait for ICC Trophy can finally end.

Virat Kohli wasn’t at his best for almost 3 years but a short break from cricket ahead of the Asia Cup 2022, did wonders to him. It unleashed his 2.0 version as he yet again started scoring runs and winning games for India. 

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MSK Prasad said that Virat Kohli has set a high standard for him and when he didn’t score runs for a period we felt he has failed. He also pointed out that captaincy pressure was something that was taking a toll on him. Speaking to ANI, he said:

“He did not have a very great 2021-22. But that is because we expect a lot from him. He has set a very high standard for himself. He has to score hundreds in every match, otherwise, it is a failure. But he is a human after all. The captaincy pressure had him struggling for a while, but once he regained his rhythm and clarity, he did not look back.” 

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ICC World Test Championship Final: “I am sure he will deliver in the WTC final,” says MSK Prasad 

MSK Prasad further went on to say that with the state of mind, Virat Kohli is in, he’s sure that he will deliver in the WTC Final against Australia. He explained: 

“He has been in amazing form since last year’s Asia Cup and has made centuries in all formats. He must be having in his mind that India has not won an ICC tournament for years and must be fired up to give his best to help India win. With his form, state of mind in a good place and his seniority being above 100 Tests, I am sure he will deliver in the WTC final.” 

Virat Kohli since returning to form has scored centuries in all three formats of the game. He was recently seen in action during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. The batter was in red-hot form as he scored two consecutive centuries in the last two RCB games. He ended the league with a tally of 639 runs along with 6 half-centuries and 2 centuries.

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