[caption id="attachment_664365" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/kohli2.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-664365" alt="Virat Kohli was hailed by Bishan Singh Bedi and called 'unreal' AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/kohli2.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Virat Kohli was hailed by Bishan Singh Bedi and called 'unreal' AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><b>New Delhi:</b> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a> on Wednesday said that for the game cricket to sustain globally, Test cricket needs to be the premier format. "I believe Test cricket is paramount for the game to sustain globally. I would urge youngsters to take up longer version of the game," Kohli said during the first ever Annual Conclave of Delhi &amp; Districts Cricket Association. <p></p> <p></p>It was an evening to remember where the legends of Delhi Cricket came together for the inauguration of stands named after <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/bishan-singh-bedi" target="_blank">Bishan Singh Bedi</a> and Mohinder Amarnath. <p></p> <p></p>It was a poignant moment when Kohli recollected his days as an U-14 and U-16 cricketer with Bedi as the coach. <p></p> <p></p>"I remember when I played U-14 and U-16s for Delhi, Bedi sir would make us train too much. Now that's become a part of my life," Kohli fondly recollected in presence of Delhi legends and Sharmila Tagore, wife of former India captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi. "It's a huge honour to stand with all Delhi captains. I myself have been a Delhi captain," said Kohli. <p></p> <p></p><b>Bedi hails Kohli, calls him 'unreal'</b> <p></p> <p></p>Bedi on his part said: "I may not agree with some of his gestures on field but I have not seen someone more intense than Virat on field. I have never seen an Indian more intense than Virat. He will mellow down for sure but how much I have learnt watching Virat is unreal." <p></p> <p></p>The straight talking Bedi as usual was forthright in his assessment about how cricketers nowadays use Ranji Trophy or Duleep Trophy as platform for IPL contract. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/coa-chief-vinod-rai-to-meet-virat-kohli-ms-dhoni-ravi-shastri-for-pay-hike-concern-664271"] <p></p> <p></p>"To play for India, figures in First-Class cricket comes in handy. Ranji Trophy should be played for the sake of Ranji Trophy and Duleep for the sake of Duleep. I don't understand the name of these teams like Red, Blue and Green," Bedi said. <p></p> <p></p>Amarnath, meanwhile, recollected glory days of Delhi cricket. <p></p> <p></p>"It was Bishan whose leadership gave Delhi cricket the respect. He was not just a captain but a leader of men," Amarnath said.