During India’s practice session, former captain Virat Kohli shared a fun moment with Edgbaston Cricket Stadium’s social media admin. Kohli with Shubhman Gill were walking back to the dressing room while the admin was capturing the two Indians.
The video was posted on Edgbaston’s Twitter handle with the caption: “Walking with the king. My life is complete.” In the video, Kohli was seen in a pleasant mood as conversing with Gill while walking back. As the duo continued their walk towards the dressing room, Kohli suddenly stopped midway and turned back to ask “what’s up?” with a smile for the camera.
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Virat Kohli looked good in India’s warm-up game against Leicestershire as he scored 33 and 67. India coach Rahul Dravid has also talked about Kohli’s preparation and mindset entering the fifth Test match. While speaking at the pre-game press conference, Dravid said, “He was keen on batting against Bumrah and all of these guys. So, I think he is ticking all the right boxes. He is doing what he needs to do to sort of coming out of it. As players, you go through these kinds of phases.”
“I don’t think you need the motivation to be very honest. Don’t think in Virat’s case it is a lack of motivation. You go through phases like this at times. Sometimes you bat well…it’s not so much about focussing on those three figures but you know even a 70 on a difficult wicket in Cape Town…when we played at Cape Town, I thought that was very good innings,” he said.