Former Indian skipper and batting superstar Virat Kohli is all set to be in action with Team India in the highly anticipated World Test Championship 2023 final against Australia. Both teams will be taking on each other in this big clash at The Oval in London on the 7th of June.
Meanwhile, the Indian batting veteran Kohli has come up with a statement ahead of the match against Australia. He felt that he needs to elevate and raise his game against the Australians.
“I’ve to raise and elevate my game against Australia. They’re very competitive, their skill set is very high. My motivation increases even more now, I’ve to give my best against them,” said Kohli to Star Sports.
Although this statement from the veteran of 108 Tests for India happened to put him on the receiving end of some harsh trolls on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Fans took a dig at Kohli by reminding some of his poor outings in overseas conditions.
Here’s how fans reacted:
0 pe out hoke jayega ye 😮💨
— Ujjwal (@Ujjwaljha21) June 5, 2023
hyping himself to get out under 10 😭
— निर्बल 🐗🏳️🌈⃠卐 (@necroveerwing) June 5, 2023
Kohli on 9th June:
— Akhilesh (@akhileshutup) June 5, 2023
must careful against green
— Local Sharukkhan (@yaraaravind) June 5, 2023
ye jab bhi aise badi baate fekta hein kuch gadbad hoga aur hagdeta hein… rukle bhai.. jaldi out hogya toh bahut galiya denge tuje..
— the one last step (@theonelaststep9) June 5, 2023
Walking duck …sir ji pic.twitter.com/gjYlaOVRVT
— Muthu (@muthu629) June 5, 2023
Let's see what he will do against quality bowlers 🤣🤣
— Anushka Sharma (@Thalastan7) June 5, 2023
But stills your biggest contribution again aus is paternity leave bro ☺️
— Shree (@ChaharShreeram) June 5, 2023
True…..they are not Pakistan 3rd grade bowlers .you thrased …
…have to be very smart
— शौर्य_b (@b_shorya) June 5, 2023
Notably, Virat Kohli was in brilliant form with the bat in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League 2023 while playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He ended up in the fourth spot on the list of the leading run-scorers of the tournament. Kohli scored 639 runs in 14 innings of the 14 matches, he played for RCB with an average of 53.25 having two centuries and six half-centuries to his credit.
Here’s a look at the squad of India for the World Test Championship 2023 final against Australia:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, KS Bharat, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Axar Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadakt, and Umesh Yadav.
Standby – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mukesh Kumar, and Suryakumar Yadav.