Kohli’s Indian side were beaten 2-1 in the Asian giants’ last tour of the Rainbow Nation | Photo credit: AP
- Allan Donald credited Virat Kohli with making the Indian team a quality test team
- Allan Donald recalled Virat Kohli’s remarks ahead of South Africa test round
- The Indian team will face South Africa in the 1st test on Sunday
Taking a trip down memory lane, legendary South African fast bowler Allan Donald recalled some interesting remarks made by Indian skipper Virat Kohli ahead of the Test Series between the Proteas and Team India. Under skipper Kohli, the Indian team will play three test matches with hosts South Africa in the second edition of the ICC Test World Championship. The first Test of the bilateral series will be played at SuperSport Park on Sunday.
Kohli’s Indian side were beaten 2-1 in the Asian giants’ last tour of the Rainbow Nation. The 2018 tour to South Africa marked the start of a new era for skipper Kohli. The Indian team had beaten Proteas in the Johannesburg Test in the three-game series back then. Since then, Kohli has guided the Indian team to their 5th consecutive ICC Test mass and the Asian giants have also reached the final of the ICC Test World Championship in 2021.
Speaking to Cricket South Africa ahead of the Boxing Day Test at Centurion, fast bowling great Donald praised Kohli for making Team India a quality side in the game’s longest and oldest format.” Kohli’s comments a few years ago were that you’ll never be ranked as a great team if you don’t win away from home and that’s something he really worked for You saw them win in Australia and also reach the WTC Finals,” Donald said.
Kohli was recently replaced as captain of the Indian white ball team ahead of the South African series. India fly-half Rohit Sharma, who has been named India’s new white-ball captain, has been ruled out of South Africa with a hamstring injury. “There is no doubt that this is one of the standout series in the world game and we can expect an amazing battle over the summer. They are a quality Indian team here. I have can’t wait to be there,” Donald added. .