Team India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said that one Test game is not a true reflection of his side even if it is a WTC final against the Kiwis and he is seeing it as just another game. For Virat Kohli and the side he leads, the upcoming marquee clash is something like a replica of Test debuts as young players trying to climb up the ranks. “One game over five days. It’s not going to reflect anything and those who understand the game know and also what has gone over the period of last four to five years,” Kohli stated on the final summit against New Zealand.
“If we win, cricket will not stop and if we lose also, cricket won’t stop. We are playing in quest of excellence and understand who we are as a team,” The Indian captain added this while expressing his thoughts.
He also didn’t forget to opinion that “This is just another Test match. All these things (WTC final) look good from the outside. One game can’t become a do-or-die game. It’s a great moment but cricket goes on just like life goes on”.
The final game of the World Test Championship will begin from today at the Ages Bowl, Southampton. India will be facing New Zealand who just completed their Test series against the host England on a positive note as they won a Test series against England, in England after a long span of 22-long years.
Also playing XI has been announced of the Indian side for the game starting from today and the list goes like this: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah