Good Thing That Happened: Virat Kohli Reveals The Change That Made India Even More Determined to Make WTC Final

Written by Abhishek Patil

India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said his team became more hungry and determined after the points system of the inaugural World Test Championship was changed midway due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The game’s governing body ICC had changed the qualification criteria for the World Test Championship from maximum points earned to percentage points earned from the matches contested after many scheduled series were cancelled due to the global health crisis.

“… that gave us more determination and more clarity as to where we want to go and what we want to achieve, so looking back now, probably was a good thing that happened,” Kohli said during the virtual press conference on eve of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand.

“But the situation allowed us to be more hungry and be more determined and know exactly what was going on at that moment and use that as a fueling bracket and motivation to keep moving forward regardless of whatever was going on in the outside.”

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