"He’s ticking all the right boxes, doesn't need extra motivation"- Rahul Dravid backs Virat Kohli for the England tour

"He’s ticking all the right boxes, doesn't need extra motivation"- Rahul Dravid backs Virat Kohli for the England tour

Virat Kohli is a world-renowned brand in the game of cricket. Since his debut for India in 2008 in international cricket, he has been a run-machine in cricket. Year after year, he is making some astonishing records that have never been made in this game.

But now he is struggling with his own batting form. The former Indian skipper hasn't gone past the three-figure mark since almost three years now. He made his last international century on November, 2019 against Bangladesh, but since then, it has been a complete drought from the Indian star.

However, the Indian head coach, Rahul Dravid, has backed Virat and shown his confidence in the champion batter. In an interaction ahead of the rescheduled test match, Dravid said that the 33-year-old is the hardest-working guy in the team, and his hunger and the way he takes care of others are phenomenal.

He added that the former Indian skipper is ticking all the boxes and doesn't require any kind of motivation. Dravid also said that it happens when a player goes through such bad phases and it is not at all about just scoring a century, it is about making his contributions in every way possible.

The head coach pointed out, "People see only getting a hundred as a success, but as a coaches’ perspective, we want match-winning contributions from him. He inspires a lot of people in the dressing room."

Furthermore, Dravid highlighted that the innings of 79 from Virat at Cape Town against South Africa in the third Test was an example of his hard work, that too on a tough pitch. Notably, since Dravid became the head coach, four players have led the Indian team in seven games.

Speaking on that matter, he said that he never thought when he took the charge, but there have been such situations where there were no options. The management have done their best to manage the workloads and injuries.

Dravid concluded, "It is not something that you start off thinking you want to do; but if the situations arise, you react to them, and in spite of the number of captains, we have played good cricket."

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