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I expect something big from Kohli before he goes, Greg Chappell

December 13, 2020

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Former Australian cricketer Greg Chappell believes that Kohli will have a huge impact in the 1st Test Match against Australia. The Border-Gavaskar trophy is set to start December 17.

Kohli is expected to return to India after the 1st Test Match as he will attend the birth of his first child. In his daily column, Greg Chappell mentioned that Kohli would want to leave a mark before he leaves for India. India would want to take charge prior to Kohli’s absence. Chappell, who coached India from 2005 to 2007, believes that Kohli is a highly driven sportsman.

The 32-year-old Indian Skipper became the 1st Asian captain to win a Test Series down under against Australia. Chappell also reckons that Test Matches are something that pushes Virat to work even harder.

Chappell stated recently that Kohli wants the Indian side to dominate in Test Cricket. He felt that teams today don't care whether they win Test Matches or not. All they are concerned about is their performance in the T20I and ODI format. Virat Kohli, however, is unlike other cricketers when it comes to the Test format.

This is clear by the fact that Kohli has won the most Test Matches (33)  by any Indian captain in Test history. Furthermore, Kohli also boasts the highest win percentage of any Indian captain to date-an an impressive 60 percent.

Sir Vivian would be proud to have played some innings as Kohli played - Chappell

Virat Kohli, once, was at the lowest point in his Test career. In an outing against England in 2014, Kohli managed to score only 134 runs in 5 matches. This was clearly a substandard performance considering a player of his caliber. Chappell recently discussed how former Indian player Lalchand Rajput played an important role in Kohli’s revival.

Lalchand trained with Kohli for a period of 14 days. Kohli also received batting advice from the great Sachin Tendulkar. Rajput also backed Kohli to deliver performances similar to those of Sir Vivian Richard. Kolhi needed a bit of motivation. Chappell concluded by stating that Sir Vivian would be proud of what Kolhi has accomplished in his career.

Now, Virat Kohli has surpassed Sir Vivian Richards in recent times. Sir Vivian scored 15261 runs in 121 Test Matches and 187 ODIS. Kohli, on the other hand, has amassed 22208 runs in 86 Test Matches, 251 ODIS, and 84 T20Is.

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