Virat Kohli has insisted that the participation of English players in the Indian Premier League has increased the warmth and has broken barriers between the players of both nations. Kohli stated that he does not have any individual goals and only wants the team as a whole to perform well.
The participation of English players in the IPL has only increased the "warmth" among rival players but on the field, India skipper Virat Kohli would be expecting a
"It (the IPL) is going to make relations between the two teams even better. I think because England
"Purely because we didn't know the guys enough to be able to have conversations with them. I think this season has broken that barrier to a great extent. I heard
India had it easy against Ireland but England would be a tough side to beat. Over the last three years, England
On the personal front, Kohli did not have a great time in England four years ago. He had only managed to score 134 runs in the 10 Test innings he played and averaged 13.4. Regardless of which, he has not set a target for himself and insisted that team performance would be
"Surprisingly or funnily, I don't think from fans' or outside point of view. Even when we came here for the Champions Trophy, that was the first question that was asked and my reply was, I am just looking forward to having a good time here. It doesn't matter whether I get runs or don't get runs,” he said. "What I want is the team to play well and the team to win.
Keeping the 2019 World Cup in mind, Kohli added that India would keep experimenting on the tour.
"With that major tournament coming, it gives you an opportunity to test your bench strength, try out fringe players and test their characters as well. We are certainly going to try a lot of cricketers as well in the T20 matches, test their characters, test their skills and work out accordingly who will be the next lot to come in, especially to the limited overs format and from there on, they can build on it and play Test cricket as well."