Virat Kohli's coach happy with his ward's progress in Test cricket

Virat Kohli celebrates after completing his second Test ton, during the third day of the final Test between India and New Zealand at Bangalore © PTI

New Delhi: Sep 4, 2012

 

Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma is extremely proud of his ward’s performance against New Zealand in second Test match which concluded at Bangalore.

 

“I have always felt that Kohli is a better player of longer version than ODIs. Today I am happy that he is on his way to establishing himself in the Test team. Virat has been phenomenal in ODIs but he has the correct technique, temperament for Test matches,” Sharma told PTI Bhasha.

 

“Virat has today proved that not only is he a competent ODI cricketer but also a good Test cricketer.”

 

What has satisfied Sharma is the fact that both centuries and the match-winning half century today came under trying circumstances.

 

“Both in Adelaide and in Bangalore, Virat was batting at a time when some of the top-order players were back in pavilion. He showed exemplary application to score those runs.

 

Even when India were chasing today, it wasn’t perfect conditions for batting yet he ensured that India won comfortably.”