The India team captain and skipper Virat Kohli who is the topmost Test batsman in the world has confessed his love for the traditional format of Cricket. The modern-day great player who has excelled in all the different conditions thrown at him believes that the five-day cricket is the most beautiful format of Cricket. He added, "I think that if you really understand the sport, if you really love the sport, you understand Test cricket and you understand how exciting it is,’
Further to this, he also said that “I cannot explain to you the job satisfaction that you get when you do well in Test cricket, because you know how demanding it is," "It's the most beautiful format of the game. I don't think it's going to go anywhere. I don't even see it getting compressed to four days. It should not be tinkered with."
He dismayed any of the commercialism that is taking over the cricket world. The 29-year-old Indian captain said that he sometimes feels sad that now the quality of the actual game is affected at a huge level.
He added, "I'm already very... I wouldn't say frustrated, but sometimes it can get very demanding of you when you have to play so much cricket regularly. I feel somewhere the commercial aspect is taking over the real quality of cricket and that hurts me,"
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He even stressed the need to push and promote the player to the level of first-class cricket and ensure that the longest format of the game can be flourished in all the era.
He added, "If you're not going to give more importance to first-class cricket, then people are going to lose motivation to play the longest format of the game," "And with the T20 format coming in, I think there's a far greater responsibility on all the cricket boards across the world to treat first-class cricket really well. Because, if the facilities and the standard go up, then the motivation always stays.” "You don't want players to get into that mindset where they're finding the easy way out."
On the work front, Virat Kohli is currently leading the team in the fourth test against England that is going on today at Rose Bowl. The 5-match series is already at the level of 21 and the win is important for India to level the score.