Pravin Amre has praised Virat Kohli’s decision to play Sri Lanka on green wickets and believes that it will help Indian batsmen prepare for South Africa where they won’t feel like a fish out of water. The batting coach also believes that Ajinkya Rahane is one shot away from regaining his form.
With India getting little to no time for preparations before they head to South Africa early next year, it was a brilliant call on the part of Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri to face Sri Lanka on green pitches that would help India get acquainted with South African conditions. And it has already panned out well for their bowlers with the likes of Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Mohammad Shami getting
Former India cricketer Pravin Amre has lauded India’s decision and believes that the green pitches will help the batsmen prepare for South Africa, where India are yet to win a Test series.
“The idea to prepare on green wickets is a brilliant one and I was having a word with Ajinkya and told him the same that it was a positive thinking and will help prepare him and the other batsmen in advance for the tough test that lies ahead. They will not feel like a fish out of water when they reach South Africa,” said
“Also, just winning against Sri Lanka wouldn’t make much sense as the conditions would be in complete contrast in South Africa. But now they will be prepared. Kohli has taken the right decision and shows that he thinks way ahead of others.”
Rahane has to play a crucial role down the batting order in South Africa where the batsmen have always struggled, and
“Ups and downs are part and parcel of any sports person’s life. But if you sit and