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Virat Kohli: England one of toughest venues for sub-continental players

India batsman Virat Kohli said he wants to perform well in England in the Test series © Getty Images
India batsman Virat Kohli said he wants to perform well in England in the Test series © Getty Images

By Chetan Narula

Nottingham: Jul 7, 2014

India batsman Virat Kohli has described England as ‘one of the toughest venues for sub-continental teams’ but said they are focused on putting up a strong performance in the five-match Test series to start the transition of the young Indian team to a good quality side. The first Test between England and India begins on Wednesday in Nottingham, as both teams started their preparations on July 7, 2014, at Trent Bridge.

“This tour is right up there with South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. I would say these are the four places where sub-continental players do want to perform well. I too have that in my mind,” said Kohli.

“It is a pretty special place to play cricket and I’ll be playing a Test at Lord’s for the first time. So all in all, it is a very exciting tour for me personally because I have never played Test cricket here before and I am really looking forward to it.

“I have some goals I want to achieve, and I have been thinking about them. I am pretty excited about playing here.”

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