Virat Kohli dives to take a catch in a training session ahead of Wellington Test.(@imVkohli Photo)
- Virat Kohli posted a photograph of himself with India teammates from a training session
- Virat Kohli captioned the photograph “Good session out in the middle #NZvIND”
- India will take on New Zealand in the opening Test in Wellington
Virat Kohli took to social media on Wednesday to post a photograph of himself with India teammates from a training session ahead of the 1st Test vs New Zealand in Wellington.
The India captain captioned it “Good session out in the middle #NZvIND” while he was seen diving to catch a ball during a training session with his deputy Ajinkya Rahane as Rishabh Pant watched.
India’s veteran pacer Ishant Sharma, who was out for three weeks with an ankle injury sustained during the Ranji Trophy game, bowled full tilt at the nets and even earned appreciation for troubling batsmen with his pace and bounce.
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However, considering India’s net session on Wednesday, Wriddhiman Saha seemed to start as the wicketkeeper ahead of Rishabh Pant for the series opener beginning in Wellington on Friday.
Speaking at the press conference ahead of Wellington Test, Kohli said: “We have prepared in a manner where our fitness levels and concentration levels are such that we can compete against anyone in the world,”
“That’s the kind of confidence we will carry into this series,” he added.
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India skipper also conceded that the next three years – which will see two T20 World Cups and a 50-over World Cup — will be “rigorous” for him where he will be playing in all the formats and wants to win the elusive ICC trophy, something which he has not been able to win as India captain.
“My mindset is on the bigger picture as I prepare myself for a rigorous three years from now and after that, we might have a different conversation,” Kohli told reporters ahead of the first Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve.
“At a time where the body can’t take anymore, maybe when I am 34 or 35, we will have a different conversation. For the next two to three years I have no issues at all.