Happy that Kohli is now making mark in Tests: Childhood coach

Last Updated: Monday, September 3, 2012 - 23:03

New Delhi: 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 on Monday.

"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 today.

"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 on Monday 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."

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 3, 2012 - 23:03

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