Virat Kohli predicted, which player can play cricket for India for a long time

Virat Kohli predicted, which player can play cricket for India for a long time

 Indian Test team captain Virat Kohli has made a big prediction about a player of the team. Kohli believes that the team's spin all-rounder Axar Patel can play cricket for India for a long time if he fully focuses on his fitness. Let us tell you that in the Mumbai Test match, Axar Patel contributed well to the team not only with the ball but also with the bat. He played an important innings of 52 runs in the first innings, while in the second innings he scored 41 not out off 26 balls with the help of 4 sixes and 3 fours. 

After registering a 1-0 win in the two-match Test series against New Zealand, Virat Kohli said in a press conference that Axar is clearly an all-round cricketer and his skills provide a great balance to any team. Due to his ability, he has been performing well for a long time when he gets a chance in T20 and Test cricket. The best part is that he is adapting his game according to the requirement of the format. I think it's a good sign and if he can keep his fitness level up and keep working on his game, he has the potential to play for India for a long time. This is basically the need of the hour in today's cricket as well. 

Virat Kohli further said that if you cannot maintain your fitness level then it becomes more difficult to perform well. Akshar is going through a wonderful phase at the moment and I wish him all the success. I hope he stays fit and hungry to play for a long time. At the same time, Kohli said about Mayank Agarwal's batting that he has shown a great character to play at this level for a long time. We all have gone through that phase in our careers where we have done well and Mayank is doing the same right now. He is definitely an asset to Team India and these innings will help him continue to perform for India in the coming year. Such an innings will also boost his confidence. 

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'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

 There is no doubt that if Virat Kohli wanted, he could have captained the Indian Test team for some time, but perhaps worried about his batting, Kohli decided to leave the captaincy. Now Virat Kohli will be able to perform better for the Indian team as a batsman without any pressure. Remind you that former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar also left the captaincy of the Indian team in the year 2000 because it affected his batting and then he continued to play for India for 13 years. 

After Virat Kohli stepped down as Test captain, BCCI and its officials wished him all the best for his future ahead and appreciated what he has done for the country as a captain. At the same time, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to leave the captaincy of the Test team. He said that he could have captained the Indian Test team for two-three years now. Dhumal was quoted by News18 as saying that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to step down from the captaincy either from the BCCI side or the selectors. It is completely his decision which we respect, but if he wanted, he could have taken the team further as Test captain for two-three years. 

Let us tell you that after the defeat in the Test series against South Africa, Virat Kohli had announced to step down as the captain of the Test team through social media on Saturday. In his post, he thanked the BCCI and said that he would be grateful for the opportunity he got to lead the country. At the same time, he also thanked former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri and in the last expressed his gratitude to MS Dhoni, saying that Mahi had reposed faith in his captaincy. 

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