New Delhi. Virat Kohli played a brilliant inning of 186 runs in the fourth Test against Australia. This is his 75th century in international cricket. Although talking about Test cricket, former Indian captain Kohli scored a century after November 2019. For this, he had to wait for 1205 days, 24 Tests and 42 innings. Now he told a special thing about his century in front of coach Rahul Dravid and said that he knows the need of the team. In such a situation, record or century does not matter to him. The fourth Test played between India and Australia in Ahmedabad was a draw. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Team India captured the series 2-1. With this, the Indian team has also made it to the finals of the World Test Championship. The final match is to be played between India and Australia from June 7 at the Oval ground in England.
BCCI has shared a video of the conversation between Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli on social media. In this, coach Dravid asked Kohli, I know that you are such a player, who scores 100 runs continuously. Due to Corona, there were no more test matches. In such a situation, it was not easy to score a century in the Test. You scored 70 in Cape Town, which was brilliant. But what was going on in your mind regarding the century.
Knew I could reach 150 runs
On the question of Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli said that I was not able to reach 100 runs due to my own shortcomings. It is necessary as a batsman. But there is another side to it as well. When you know the need of the team, you are happy even with an innings of 40-45 runs. He said that when I was on 40 in the fourth Test, I knew that I could reach 150 runs. I also knew that I was not going to score big. But it is more important for me to play important innings for the team in difficult situations.
A conversation full of calmness, respect & inspiration written all over it!
— BCCI (@BCCI) Mar 14, 2023
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 14, 2023, 11:29 IST