Suresh Raina on Virat Kohli: The ICC T20 World Cup has started from Sunday. Team India’s first match in the World Cup will be with Pakistan on 24 October. Cricket fans are very excited about this high voltage match. This time Team India is a strong contender to win the World Cup. Virat Kohli recently announced to leave the captaincy of T20 after the World Cup. This is the reason why Team India will try to make it memorable by winning the World Cup. The veterans of the cricket world are also expressing their opinion regarding this.
Suresh Raina said this about T20 World Cup
Former India cricketer Suresh Raina has asked players participating in the ICC T20 World Cup to try and win the coveted trophy for Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He went on to say that the recently concluded IPL would have given the cricketers the right opportunity to have a build-up for the mega event.
Raina wrote in his column for the ICC, “The message for India in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is simple – do it for Virat Kohli. This will probably be his last chance in this tournament as captain, so it’s very important for him.” That’s what we all believe we can do and we shouldn’t hold back from winning the trophy.” He said, “India fans are eagerly waiting for the T20 World Cup. We have players who can win this title. We just need to go out there and show our game. All our players have just finished the IPL. He has played eight or nine games in this environment in top form.”
Raina said, “IPL gives India an edge over all other teams and makes them one of the big favorites to win the T20 World Cup in my opinion. The conditions in UAE are very similar to what we see in India and Pakistan. It is a good opportunity for the Asian teams to come and play their natural game. We need to remember that there are many other good teams in the tournament. Pakistan, Australia and England are also looking very good and T20 Anything can happen in cricket.”
He said, “For me the key to success for India’s batting is the top three batsmen. Rohit Sharma is a great player – he has had a great record in ICC events in the past and he has had a great IPL. We have got Rohit, KL Rahul and Virat is needed. To bat for 15 overs and set the stage. He can set the pace for the Indian team by doing that. There are a lot of fast players in the middle order. Rishabh Pant is going to play a vital role there. Hardik Pandya is also very capable as a power hitter. If our top three players are in top form then there is no target India cannot chase.