After wrapping up impressive performances in limited-over formats, Team India’s next focus is on red-ball cricket. With the Border-Gavaskar Trophy about to start, India’s star batter, Virat Kohli, has already begun his preparations with a hard workout at a Gym.
The Aussies are already here for the four-match test series and have started training in Bengaluru ahead of the first test scheduled for February 9 in Nagpur. The hosts, who are the defending champions of the Border-Gavaskar trophy, have more integral equations in mind as their qualification for the World Test Championship final is at stake.
Virat Kohli shared a reel of him working out with the caption, ‘Back at it.’
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli shared a reel of him working out in a gym on Friday with the caption, ‘Back at it’, indicating the resumption of training ahead of the crucial test series against Australia. The 34-year-old was seen doing several cardiovascular and strength-building exercises.
Here’s the video:
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Kohli, who is well and truly back in form now, will be eyeing an eventful return to the game’s longest format. His fans want him to score a ton in the white shirt. His last test hundred came against Bangladesh in 2019, in the first-ever day-night test played on Indian Soil.
In an Asia Cup game last year, the run machine got to his maiden T20I hundred against Afghanistan. With that hundred, it has taken the batter almost three years to get to triple digits in an inning. He notched up the tons in ODIs against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka recently, leaving behind the Australia legend Ricky Ponting in the list of most ODI hundreds. So far, Kohli has played 104 Test matches scoring 8119 runs at an average of 48.90. He has 27 hundreds and 28 half-centuries to his name.
Brief Recap: Border-Gavaskar Trophy, 2017
When the Aussies last visited India for a test series in 2017, India clinched the series 2-1 despite losing the first test comprehensively by 333 runs. The hosts bounced back with a 75-run victory in the second test in Bengaluru. The third test at Ranchi ended as a draw, with Cheteshwar Pujara scoring a double hundred and wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha knocking a hundred. The series decider at Dharamshala saw Ajinkya Rahane-led India defeat the visitors by 8 wickets and clinch the series 2-1.
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