Virat Kohli scored a classy 149 at Edgbaston in the first Test against England during India’s 2018 tour.
India is gearing up to face England in the five-match Test series starting on August 04. The team faced the County Select XI in the three-day warm-up game which ended on July 22. The Indian skipper Virat Kohli missed the encounter due to a sore back.
Ahead of the high octane series, the 32-year-old posted a picture on his official Twitter account in which he gave a very powerful and inspiring caption to go with it. The image he posted was of the last tour to England in 2018, wherein scored over close to runs and broke several records along the way.
The right-hand batter started the series with a bang, by scoring a century at Edgbaston in the very first Test and silenced all the doubters, who questioned whether he could score runs on seam and swing conditions in England. Virat Kohli used the same photo for his post and captioned it as, “Remember who you are and don’t let ANYONE convince you otherwise.”
Here’s the tweet:
Remember who you are and don’t let ANYONE convince you otherwise. ⏳ pic.twitter.com/wz32WIc2Fk
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 22, 2021
India’s injury woes ahead of the tour
India were dealt with a major injury blow, as off-spinner Washington Sundar has been ruled out of five-match series against England due to an untimely finger injury. With Sundar too ruled out, India’s spin department looks a bit thin. Although there are Ravi Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel in the squad, Sundar provides the additional batting depth, as was evidenced during the Australia tour and England series.
“Yes, Washy has a fractured finger just like Avesh who had a thumb dislocation. Both are out of Test series and will go home,” a senior BCCI official told Cricket Next on conditions of anonymity.
Sundar was dealt with this blow by a short delivery from Mohammed Siraj, which hit him hard on his fingers while representing County Select XI. He seemed to be in pain as soon as the ball hit hard on his fingers. “It is sheer irony that both Avesh and Washington played for opposition and got hurt. But this is sports and injuries are part and parcel of life,” the source added.
Virat Kohli will now be hoping that no more injuries hurt the team with a long Test series coming up against England starting from August 4.