Head coach Rahul Dravid remarked that the Indian premier batter, Virat Kohli, has an incredible understanding of the game and can easily decipher when to switch gears and when to control the proceedings. Dravid was also mighty impressed with the manner in which the Indian premier batter maintains his intensity during training.
After struggling for much of the year, Kohli broke out of his slump during the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year. He maintained his incredible run at the T20 World Cup in Australia, where he is now competing. The former captain of India scored his 44th century in one-day international competition last week.
Dravid was interviewed by the BCCI for a video that was posted on its website. In the film, Dravid stated of Virat, “He (Virat) knows when to be aggressive and when to control the game, it’s wonderful to see and a good sign for us if he can build up.”
“Virat has a fantastic blueprint for the game of 50-over cricket. His record speaks for itself, and it’s incredible how many games he’s played.”
Dravid went on to say that Kohli’s training intensity is consistent regardless of whether or not he is in form, which is something that the younger players on the squad can learn from him.
“He feels he’s back and is training as hard as I have ever seen him,” Dravid said. “For me, that has been a stand out, watching him train this past year; that never changes regardless of whether he is doing well or not and that is a great lesson for a lot of the young players in the group,” Dravid added. “He feels he’s back and is training as hard as I have ever seen him.”
As competition for the final positions in the World Test Championship heats up, the former Indian batter had the impression that teams have grown more aggressive and are making more of an effort to achieve outcomes.
“Over the past little while, teams have already been more active; we have seen a lot more outcomes. Teams are playing for results a lot more today, especially considering that points for the World Test Championship are at risk.
According to Dravid, in order to be successful in test cricket, teams need to be able to adjust to any given circumstance.
“I still think adaptability is going to be very important in Test cricket, the ability to play aggressively when you need to… or you can play aggressively with the kind of squad you have or the position you find yourself in the game… and then the opportunity to play a difficult period or day of Test cricket either with the bat or ball and knuckle down and play some hard cricket.” “I still think adaptability is going to be very important in Test cricket, the ability to play aggressively when you need to… or you
“The teams that have that adaptability or the capacity to switch even in between a Test match are the ones that are going to be very successful,” he continued. “Adaptability” is defined as “the ability to switch even in between a Test match.”