Leg spin wizard Shane Warne has all praise for the former Test captain Virat Kohli. Even though the Virat lost 1-2 against a weak South Africa side, that didn’t stop the former leg-spinner from praising Virat for his contribution in being the flag bearer of the toughest form of cricket in the Indian cricket team.
Virat Kohli was inspirational leader but his biggest contribution was emphasis on Test cricket, says Shane Warnehttps://t.co/a4SkiCDR2B
— FinancialXpress (@FinancialXpress) January 24, 2022
While giving an interview to the PTI, Warne:
“Virat Kohli was an “inspirational leader” in his own right and without his passion for the game’s traditional format, Test cricket’s popularity would have dwindled in some of the other countries”.
He also said while talking to the PTI:
“Virat was a very good leader and he inspired his teammates. I think on the tactical side he could have improved on but as far as being a leader is concerned, I think he inspired his teammates all the time,”
Whatever Virat Kohli has done for the Indian team, Warne has the utmost respect for the player. In praise of the former Indian cricketer, Warne also said that he (Virat) is a brilliant player and a great ambassador of the Indian cricket team.
According to Warne, Test cricket is the toughest form of cricket and if one wants to get tested, the Test format can be the best. He also expressed concern that people see that Test format as an outdated format and have lost interest in it over the years. Virat is known for his aggressive behavior and dedication in all his matches. Surely the audience will miss his attitude after he leaves the captaincy. After MS Dhoni, Virat has been an exceptional captain till now.
Achievement of Virat Kohli as Captain
Kohli has made his name for himself as one of the best Test captains and cemented his achievements and legacy being the most successful captains of the Indian Cricket team.
Kohli helped the Indian cricket team qualify for the ICC World Test Team Championship
In this series, Virat took the Indian team to the final, although New Zealand beat India by eight wickets in the final, but Kohli defeated all the big shots teams like England, South Africa, and West Indies, Bangladesh making it to the final.
First Test series won on the Australian soil
Another milestone that Virat Kohli achieved as captain was his remarkable comeback in the series against Australia which he won 2-1. In the first match, Australia dominated the Indian team by winning the match, but in the second match, India made a spectacular comeback and won the match by eight wickets.
India won the Test series against England on its own ground
After a historic 2-1 win in the Test series against Australia. Virat Kohli led another famous Test series in England. The England vs. India Test match ended in a draw which was the second match, Kohli registered famous overseas victories at both “The Oval” and Lord’s. England only won the Leeds match and another match at Old Trafford got postponed due to COVID. The fifth, which is the final match, is to be played at the end of this year.