Virat Kohli is concerned about the sloppy fielding and will want to overcome the first Test errors    Getty Images
Virat Kohli is concerned about the sloppy fielding and will want to overcome the first Test errors Getty Images

Visakhapatnam: Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli described Modi government’s demonetisation move as the greatest in the country’s political history. “For me, it’s the greatest move I’ve seen in the history of Indian politics by far, hands down. I’ve been so impressed by it. It’s unbelievable,” Kohli told the news conference on the eve of the second Test against England here. With Indian Government’s move to make the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes no more a legal tender, Kohli said he could now put his autograph on them and distribute to his fans. “I was taking out my old money while paying my hotel bill in Rajkot. I forgot that it’s not of any use anymore. I could have actually signed on it and given it to people. It’s that useless now,” he said on a lighter note. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs England 2nd Test at Visakhapatnam

Kohli also spoke about his first choice being KL Rahul putting paid to veteran Gautam Gambhir’s chances of playing any further role in the ongoing series against England here. After the drawn first Test where Indian batting came under scrutiny in the second innings, Rahul was pulled out of an ongoing Ranji Trophy match against Rajasthan to be brought into the Indian team. With Rahul becoming an automatic choice, it seems to be curtains for senior pro Gambhir who made a Test comeback after more than two years. ALSO READ: Kohli declares Rahul as 1st choice for England Test series

“We had it pretty clear in our heads that KL is our number one choice alongwith M Vijay. He is fit at any stage, he comes back into the team and we are going to start with him. Be it pulling him out of a first-class game in between. It’s within the rules and the regulations,” Kohli told a news conference on the eve of the second Test.

“We were waiting for him to recover as soon as possible. That’s how the team combinations go, you go with what you think is the best for the team. Don’t think we needed to think any differently to call back Rahul. We are glad that he’s back in the side again. That was the whole idea behind it.”