Virat Kohli-led Team India will dominate Test cricket for long time, says VVS Laxman


Former India batsman VVS Laxman alleged that Indian Team under Virat Kohli’s leadership has the potential to influence for a long time in Cricket.

Laxman asserted that, “The test match against New Zealand and India which will be held in Kanpur will attain No.1 status.  He further said that, the number one status will just be the beginning of a long journey for Kohli and his team.”

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"It's a great opportunity for India because they are going to play three quality Test playing countries. This India team has the potential to be the number one and they can be the best Test playing nation for a very long time," Laxman said.

Laxman hopes that the Indian group will showcase their best in Test side as they have played a great deal in abroad condition.

"The purpose behind that is everybody is youthful in their Test vocations furthermore they have played a considerable measure in abroad conditions. From individual experience I have seen that once you play abroad you turn into an inside and out player since you get the chance to play in various sorts of wickets, diverse climate conditions, various types of resistances who are great in their own patio."

"So I think they are balanced cricketers now and playing in India they recognize what sort of conditions to expect, it gives the group the right sort of stage to showcase its ability, play to their potential and once they do that they will begin ruling Test cricket for quite a while," he included.


He felt India ought to run with five bowlers in the principal Test at Kanpur, and picked Murali Vijay and KL Rahul as the group's opening blend, with Cheteshwar Pujara at number three after his noteworthy keep running of scores in the Duleep Trophy.

In its journey to be the world's ideal, the group was topping at the perfect time, Laxman felt.

"Every one of them are topping at the ideal time, every one of them are just around three or four years into their Test professions and every one of them are youthful and fit and exceptionally gifted. This group has the ability, the inside and out experience by visiting everywhere throughout the world and playing in various conditions. They have incredible expertise sets – be it in batting, handling, turn rocking the bowling alley or quick knocking down some pins division."

Pioneer KOHLI

While being sumptuous in his applause for Kohli, Laxman felt the captain is blessed to have the right sort of players in his arms stockpile.

"I think Virat Kohli is extremely lucky to have players from which he can picked contingent upon the playing conditions. They have truly awed in Indian conditions as well as everywhere throughout the world and every one of them have awesome hard working attitude.

"Kohil is a motivation, a pioneer for me as he moves his associates to raise the benchmark. He is continually searching for wins. He is adaptable and has passed on the message that he is here to win."

Gotten some information about mentor Anil Kumble, he said, "Anil is a standout amongst the most persevering cricketers I have run over and I am certain he will ingrain the same as a mentor too and it began off well in the West Indies. I trust that Virat and Anil will proceed in same vein."

He likewise applauded MS Dhoni, for the way he dealt with the move stage after the retirements of enormous players.

"Dhoni must be truly credited for the way he dealt with the transitional stage, the way he helped experiencing significant change furthermore the determination council for resting confidence and distinguishing the players. It was intense for them on the grounds that toward the begin of their professions they played a ton in abroad outsider condition which is dependably a test for any cricketer, yet at the same time they have adjusted," Laxman said.

"Results might not have gone their direction but rather still I felt they had chances to win a match or arrangement. There were some splendid individual exhibitions. Dhoni must be credited for that and all the youthful players, who got their chances and demonstrated every one of us that they have a place with global cricket, likewise merit praise."


About Rohit Sharma, he said, "He is fit for being a match victor in Test cricket, it's just about getting his course of action right."

Discussing bad habit commander Ajinkya Rahane, Laxman said, "Rahane is a good example for top of the line cricketers since he has gotten through the drudgery of five star cricket. He has an awesome method and demeanor and, most importantly, is an incredible group man. He is one of the best."

Laxman is awed with the opening mix of KL Rahul and Murali Vijay.

"Solid rivalry truly inspired me. KL Rahul was in a perfect world suited for Test cricket however the way he has enhanced his ability sets in different configurations it demonstrates that he is dedicated, exceptionally developed, introspecting and needing to enhance his diversion, trust he gets a long keep running in the playing XI," he said.

Laxman called Wriddhiman Saha the nation's best glovesman right now.

"Since Dhoni left Test cricket Saha has been the best guardian, he is a coarse character, exceptionally decided and is the best glovesman we have right now. On the off chance that he can begin contributing with the bat the way he batted in the West Indies it will be incredible for Indian cricket and himself," he said.

When Lxman got some information about offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, he said, "He is the most significant player, he is a spinner yet in fact and rationally prepared to play as a batsman."

He additionally complimented the BCCI for organizing 13 Test matches in the home season.

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