Getting back not hard, says Virat

28 December, 2017, 01:46 | Author: Alyssa Little
  • Is there a chance that the Team India juggernaut might come to a grinding halt soon what with many away tours on the cards in the next couple of years? Illustration courtesy Austin Coutinho

India's coach Ravi Shastri was wary of the challenges posed by upcoming series away from home, and said that the next one-and-a-half years will "define" his side.

"The team has been together for four to five years", he said. We did well in England.

Shastri said that the players are playing together for the last few years and that will help them flourish in South Africa.

Speaking at the pre-departure press conference before the two-month-long tour beginning next week, Kohli said his team had matured a lot in the past two years and were prepared of the challenges ahead. In 2015, we toured Sri Lanka and it had great tracks on which the ball seamed and swung. "The preparation has been good and the boys have been on the tour for a long time now", said Kohli, who would on his maiden SA tour as captain.

Shastri added that the tours of South Africa, England and Australia in 2018 will help improve the current Kohli-led outfit.

Editorial team of CricketCountry. "Many of us have played First Class and List A", said Shaw.

"You need to play cricket for a long period of time to win overseas". We nearly won the Test in Jo'burg (Johannesburg), it was a close game, we lost in Durban, but we played some really good Test cricket. Conditions don't matter. I have no doubt in the ability of the team. The weather conditions there are also different as compared to the sub-continent.

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Just prior to the break, Virat was in red-hot form smashing 610 runs in the three-Test series against Sri Lanka.

"The bowling and the batting has come a long way, all the guys are much more experienced now, but the hunger remains the same, we still want to go back and try to do what we couldn't do last time around", he concluded. Asked how hard will it be for him to return to cricket post the marriage celebrations, Kohli replied: "Not hard at all, it was away for something (marriage) which is much more important. We want to do what we couldn't the last time around", he added. Switching back to cricket now won't be hard.

"We have many days to get used to conditions there".

"All the boys are looking forward to the challenge in South Africa".

After the Delhi reception, the newlywed hosted their second star-studded marriage reception in the Astor Ballroom of St Regis, which saw the bigwigs of cricket and high profile celebs of Bollywood, yesterday.

"We have got rid of all the mental pressures of touring overseas and wanting to prove to people".

"I only played Test cricket once in South Africa but I was looking forward to it. (Cheteshwar) Pujara was as well, so was Jinks (Ajinkya Rahane)".

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