India Test Captaincy Massive & Exciting, Says Virat Kohli

Updated: 12 November 2014 16:57 IST

Virat Kohli will lead India in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane next month after regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was rested following a right thumb injury.

India Test Captaincy Massive & Exciting, Says Virat Kohli
Can Kohli's aggression help India in Tests too? © AP

Kolkata:

An excited Virat Kohli rates the chance to captain India in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane as a "massive moment" in his life, saying that he would focus on how to win the match rather than on individual contributions. (Dhoni to Miss Brisbane Test, Kohli to Lead India)

"It is a massive moment for me to lead the Test team in Australia," Kohli told reporters at the Eden Gardens here Wednesday on the eve of the fourth One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka. (Kohli Will Enjoy Test Captaincy in Australia: Dravid)

It will also be Kohli's first Test as India skipper with regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni unavailable following a right thumb injury. Dhoni is expected to lead India from the second Test in the four-Test series Down Under. (Is Dhoni Scared to Play in Brisbane? Media Speculates)

Kohli said he had lot of plans for Australia. (Don't Rush Kohli Into Captaincy: Gavaskar)

"I am very excited. The focus will be on how to win the match and not on individual contributions. For instance, someone scoring 30 can also make the difference between winning and losing."



Topics : India Australia Virat Kohli Cricket
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