MSK Prasad, the former chief selector of the Indian cricket team, has stated his belief in Virat Kohli‘s ability to deliver under pressure, particularly in the next World Test Championship final. Prasad believes Kohli’s expertise and leadership abilities will be a significant help to the team in this crucial encounter.
India will face Australia in the last Test Championship match, which will begin on June 7. The star-studded teams will compete for the WTC Mesh at the Kia Oval.
Virat Kohli began his quest for atonement during the Asia Cup 2022 after two seasons that failed to live up to his extraordinary standards in 2021 and the first half of 2022. Kohli took a month-long hiatus from the sport before the competition. He reached his much-anticipated 71st century on this occasion, his first in more than three years.
In a later match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 against Pakistan at the MCG, Kohli played a spectacular game, scoring an undefeated 82 runs in a high-stakes run chase. His outstanding play continued, and he finished the competition with 296 runs in six games to take the top spot in the run-scoring standings.
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Following an ODI century against Sri Lanka to start the year 2023, Kohli continued to play superbly in important games, finishing as India’s top run-scorer in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy match against Australia and the second-highest run-scorer overall.
“Virat Kohli did not have a very great 2021-22”- MSK Prasad
Former national selection committee chair MSK Prasad discussed a number of topics in an interview with ANI, including India’s chances of winning the championship, the performance of veteran players like Virat Kohli, skipper Rohit Sharma, and Cheteshwar Pujara, as well as the selection of Ajinkya Rahane. Virat Kohli has high expectations from his supporters, but Prasad stressed that Kohli has also set a high bar for himself.
“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. He has been in amazing form since last year’s Asia Cup and has made centuries in all formats,” MSK Prasad said.
“Virat Kohli 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,” MSK Prasad told ANI.
India will face Australia in the last Test Championship match, which will begin on June 7.