Watch: Australian stars describe Virat Kohli in one word ahead of WTC 2023 final
India and Australia are set to clash in the ICC WTC 2023 final at the Oval from June 7-11.
Ahead of the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC 2023) final between India and Australia, the Australian players were asked to describe former Indian skipper Virat Kohli in one word, and boy, there were some incredible replies.
Kohli received well-deserved acclaim from the Australian team, who referred to him as one of the best players of all time, an all-format legend, a superstar, and someone who is never afraid to get into a fight.
Even though Kohli won’t be leading the Indian squad, his excellent play this year makes him a serious threat to Australia’s chances of winning the WTC final in 2023.
The 34-year-old played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) during the recently finished IPL 2023 season, scoring 639 runs in 14 games and finishing as the team’s fourth-highest run-getter despite trying his hardest but failing to lead his team into the playoffs.
When India and Australia square up at the Oval in London from June 7–11, Kohli will be fired up to take on the Australian bowling attack after scoring two consecutive centuries immediately before the WTC final.
“One Of The Greats, All Format Great: Marnus Labuschagne On Virat Kohli”
In a fun video shared by ICC on Instagram, Australian players such as Cummins, Steve Smith, Cameron Green, and Marnus Labuschagne all chipped in with some good words for Virat Kohli.
“The man of India, that he has been for quite a while and he’s been leading the team for the last decade basically and being so successful,” Green said.
One of the great
David Warner added, “Unbelievable cover drive,” while Labuschagne said, “One of the greats, an all-format great, hopefully not so great this week.”
While Usman Khawaja called Kohli ‘Competitive,’ Mitchell Starc said, “Very skillful, dominated for a very long time, backbone of the middle order.”
Aussie skipper Cummins added, “Good player, always seems like he’s up for the fight,” whereas Smith stated, “He’s been a superstar for a long time, loves playing against Australia, often scores runs against us, but hopefully we can keep him quiet this week.”
Here is the video:
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