Virat Kohli Finally Speaks About His Marriage to Anushka Sharma

Following a close fight in the first Test, the team lead by M.S. Dhoni failed miserably in the second as the home team sewed up the series.

It is time for the cricket stakeholders including government to come together to boost the game for posterity. He missed the tour to Sri Lanka but he came back and has produced some good performances at home. Of course, we haven't played in (overseas) conditions, apart from the ICC Champions Trophy (in England). I have been training and preparing to play for South Africa. "We know what we want to do", he said.

Less than an hour's drive away from there is Paarl, which is a famous spice route destination and houses the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve and Wineland Ballooning Trails, which can make up for a fitting travel plan after the warm-up matches around New Year's Eve. Kohli welcomed the opportunity with both hands. "I'll be meeting them".

Overseas performances, it is said, often define characters of an global cricket. 27 year old Shami has had a decent career so far but he was off the scene due to injury problems, but now has found his form in the Sri Lanka series.

One goes back to this period, not because one needs a sobering reminder of how quickly things can change but simply because there are similarities. He was talking about how Tendulkar, Laxman and the other veterans in the Indian team were back for another shot at winning a series in Australia. "Getting back to the professional front is not hard at all". "This team is up for the challenge, If you asked me four years ago, I would have said no but this team has gained in experience", Ravi Shastri, India's coach said. In the South Africa pitches, his pace and bounce will be more important than swing and captain Virat Kohli will look forward to Shami to give early breaks. "You're always mentally prepared".

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Meanwhile, Virat also spoke to the India U-19 boys who will play in the World Cup in New Zealand.

"Even I'm excited about Prithvi Shaw".

Kohli had a great 2017, both as captain and batsman, and will be hoping to continue the momentum into 2018 with the Proteas posing the first test of the year. He is promoted to lead the side which has players who played Under-19 before him.

Kohli admits that although they haven't played outside the sub-continent of late, he is confident in their ability. "So what if you fail as a team to deliver, there is always learning from that", he said. It got easier as we batted, but I never felt in. We need to see a player's calibre in a match situation and not when he is running alongside a fellow player at a faster pace to show his class.

"It's going to be about that last session in the day when the ball is soft and conditions are tough".

  • Julie Sanders