Virat Kohli Against Rotation Of Test Venues To Keep The Format Alive
Team India notched up another series whitewash beating South Africa 3-0 in the recently concluded series. Skipper Virat Kohli hailed his boys for putting up a commanding effort throughout. Speaking at the press conference, Kohli said that he is against the rotation of Test venues to keep the format alive.
The top-ranked Test side produced another top effort to take the match by an innings and 202 runs. This is also India’s biggest innings win over South Africa. The bowlers did a top job bowling out the visitors for 162 and 133 after putting 497 runs in the scoreboard.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has been the biggest positive for India from this series. He scored 529 runs from four innings including two centuries and a double hundred to walk away with the man of the match and the series award. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli while addressing the media, said that he is not in favour of multiple Test venues.India celebrate a wicket. Credit: BCCI
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India have been hosting Test at multiple venues in the recent past. Before 2015, BCCI used to host matches in major cities. Notably, only 3000 tickets were sold on the eve of the third Test between India and South Africa in Ranchi.
“Look you gonna keep Test cricket alive. I totally agree with the fact that we should have five-Test centers at max. It can’t be sporadic and spread over so many places where people turn up or not,” Virat Kohli said.
“In my opinion, we should have five-Test centers. Period. Test cricket, teams coming to India should know we are going to play at these five venues, kind of people that are gonna come to watch. That becomes a challenge already when you are leaving shores. Because we go to any place, we know we are having Test matches at these venues. This is what the pitch is gonna offer,” added Kohli.
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The Virat Kohli-led India will now kick off their preparations for the upcoming series against Bangladesh. They will play three T20Is starting from November 3 followed by two Test matches.