India has just beaten England in the series’ second Test match at Lord’s in a ruthless performance. India’s batting and bowling departments put on a show to remember, securing a significant victory for the country. Although any of the on-field conflicts became intense at the time, Indian captain Virat Kohli defended his team and moved face to face. Here is Pietersen Lauds Virat Kohli Passion For Test Cricket
Pietersen Lauds Virat Kohli Passion For Test Cricket
Everyone knows Kohli’s energy and enthusiasm on the field are incomparable. It highlights the priority he places on the game’s simplest form, and former English batsman Kevin Pietersen stated his opinions on him in the same fashion. Kohli’s inspirations, according to the former England great, are Dravid and Tendulkar, and he makes tremendous attempts to follow in their ways.
Kohli knows that to be considered a legend of the game: Pietersen
“Virat Kohli is fantastic for Test cricket. Knowing Virat Kohli the way that I do, I know the huge impetus he puts on following in the footsteps of his heroes. His heroes are Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and other legends of Test match cricket,” said Pietersen.
“You can see by his enthusiasm, intensity, and the way he rallies his troops. Test cricket still means everything to him. Kohli knows that to be considered a legend of the game, he needs to deliver in this format as well as in T20. That’s why he puts so much importance on this format and at a time when Test cricket needs all the love it can get, how good is it to see a global superstar so passionate about it,” he added.
It should be mentioned that Kohli is now going through a tough period in his career in terms of batting. A century from his end has been a long time coming, with the most recent coming in 2019 over Bangladesh.
Even though he was supposed to score well in the Lord’s Test, he only managed 42 and 20 in the first and second innings, accordingly. Despite said that, the intensity and determination he displays on the field get his teammates going with energy.