SA vs IND Test: why Test means everything to Virat Kohli? He explains

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The SA vs IND two-match Test series will begin on December 26. Before the series, Virat Kohli conveyed his views on what the Test means to him.


The Test series between India and South Africa commences on December 26 at Centurion, South Africa. It will be the first time Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will play since the ODI World Cup final. It will be their first International match after the 2023 World Cup final loss. Following the defeat against Australia, both batters decided to pause International cricket. Both will now play in the two-match Test series against South Africa.

In the first public appearance after losing the World Cup, Virat Kohli discussed the value of Test cricket. In addition, he described the value of Test cricket in his life. Virat also called Test cricket a unique format. Before the SA vs IND Test series, Kohli on Star Sports said he was a traditionalist. In addition, he also said that he felt privileged to play Test cricket. Virat Kohli told Star Sports that,

“Test cricket to me is the foundation of the game. It’s history, it’s culture. it’s heritage. It’s everything to come out on the other side at the end of four days, five days or whatever the Test goes on to, it’s a different feeling to anything else that you experience.” Virat Kohli further added,

“As an individual, as a team, the job satisfaction of having played a long innings for your team, making your team and a Test match is probably the most special for me. I’m a traditionalist. You can say, so for me playing in whites, in Test cricket, is everything. That’s what I’ve grown up on and I’m really honoured that I’ve been able to play more than 100 Test matches for my country and I’ve managed to pursue my dreams of being a Test cricket”

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