Rahul Dravid, the head coach of the Indian cricket team, commended Virat Kohli for his outstanding performance in Ahmedabad. Kohli’s magnificent knock of 186 runs off 364 balls played a vital role in India’s first-innings total of 571. When asked about his opinion on Kohli’s century, Dravid spoke highly of the former Indian captain, stating that he had kept his ego in check throughout the series.
“The one very good thing we got to see here was that however great a player you might be, you need to suppress your ego at times, which is why you score 75 centuries. As coaches, we get frustrated at times. I listen a lot that this is my style and I will play like this only,”
“In this match, a big player showed that if the situation is like that and the team is going slightly defensive and not giving you boundaries, you can score a century while playing differently and playing for the team. You hit only five boundaries in the first 100 runs,”
the coach added.
Dravid also pointed out that the star batter could have easily thrown his wicket away to take the attack to the bowlers.
“He could have gotten frustrated. He could have said that he would hit and dominate but he knew that the team did not require that in that situation. This is the specialty of great players,”
Rohit vs Virat performance what does Dravid say :
Dravid also made a comparison between the century scored by Kohli and one by Rohit Sharma in Nagpur.
“We saw Rohit Sharma’s hundred as well in the Nagpur game. He scored quick runs on the first day and then when he came on the second day. Australia put pressure on him, and he remained a little defensive. He bided his time and then scored a century,”
India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1 as the final Test ended in a draw. Kohli’s explosive innings earned him the Player of the Match award. Whereas Jadeja and Ashwin were jointly awarded the Player of the Series accolade.
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