Indian skipper Virat Kohli has said that the World Test Championship final has a bit more value-added it. However, he further stated that every Test match for them matters and they play it to win. India is currently locking horn with New Zealand for the WTC final at Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton.
However, the persistent rain has washed out the first session of the first day’s play.
“We are so delighted that we are in the final, we feel we have earned our place and belong where we are. We are happy some spectators are going to watch, which is justice for something of this magnitude, because a big final without spectators would have been anticlimactic.
“It’s not the final frontier, it’s just another feather to add to our hat that we have created as a Test team. It’s a culmination of the toil over the last 4-5 years. We have identified these players and condensed it down, and for me as a captain and for us as a team, it’s not just good cricket over 6 months, but over the last 5 years,” Virat Kohli told host broadcaster Star Sports.
“This is just a game that has a bit more value-added to it, but every Test has had the same value over the last few years which is why we’re ranked highly. Test cricket tests your grit and your resolve. You have to wake up and have the belief and determination to turn up and turn things around every day of the Test, how to come back from a tough situation and hang in there. It’s a metaphor for life,” he added.
Earlier, Ravi Ashwin also updated his fans about the current situation at the Stadium. There has been persistent rain since last night. It remains to be seen if the action resume in the second session or not.