Ahead of the Test series against England, India captain Virat Kohli spoke about the health of the format in an interview to Dinesh Karthik for Sky Sports. Kohli said Test cricket was in trouble three years back but lauded the players for keeping it alive. Kohli also said the ICC World Test Championship was a right move, while adding that not all players are motivated towards Test cricket.
“Test cricket would have been in trouble three years back as well, but I think it’s the players that keep Test cricket alive. To be honest, if we did not have the mindset to play Test cricket and be so passionate for it, then it would have taken a huge hit or that would have given a huge blow to Test cricket all over the world. I can assure you that,” Kohli told Karthik.
“WTC is a very positive move, it is a step in the right direction, there is everything at stake in every Test match you play and I think it all depends on what the players want from Test cricket. If people watching on television feel like I do not want to miss a ball, that is eventually what is going to keep Test cricket alive.”