Rahul Dravid showered admiration on Virat Kohli, India’s Test skipper.
Despite the commotion, he has been a “credit to himself and India.”
Rahul Dravid commended Kohli for keeping his concentration.
Test captain Virat Kohli received high accolades from coach Rahul Dravid for his ability to keep the team’s spirits high despite the “noise around him.”
Hosts South Africa was outclassed by India in the first Test at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, which gave India a 1-0 lead. It’s time to turn attention to Johannesburg, where the second Test begins on Monday. India would win the series if they won both games in Johannesburg. This second Test is a must-win for India after they thrashed Pakistan in their first encounter. It’s been a “credit to himself and Indian cricket” to lead the team in their first two tests, coach Rahul Dravid said before the second match.
He has been a credit to himself and Indian cricket the last 2 weeks despite all the hype,” Dravid stated in an online press conference before the game.
Indian cricket faced a potential setback ahead of the South Africa tour after Kohli’s statements about being ousted as ODI skipper and meetings with the selectors went viral.
Dravid, on the other hand, praised Kohli for his focus and for keeping the team’s spirits high.
Other concerns have been making a lot of headlines recently, and I’m aware of that. A little out of the group even before this Test match. Because, “to be honest it has been led by the skipper himself,” stated the former India skipper when discussing the team’s morale.
We’ve been here for 20 days, and Virat has been nothing short of amazing.” How he’s prepared himself and how he’s connected with the team is what I’m impressed by.”
“Phenomenal” is how Dravid described Kohli’s leadership of the team.
It is our goal to help the coach and the team get ready and in the right frame of mind on game day. You know Virat’s leadership of the squad has been fantastic. He’s been a true leader in every sense of the word. There are few things I can say about him that is more flattering than how he has dedicated himself to his own preparation and practice,” remarked Dravid.
India has never won a Test series in South Africa, but now they have a chance to change that.
In the first Test, Indian pacers were on fire and expectations are high, given the Wanderers stadium has often helped fast bowlers.