press trust of india
New Delhi, 1 October
Amid the cloud of uncertainty that hovers over India’s tour of South Africa, batting mainstay Virat Kohli today said the upcoming rubber is important as it will “set the standard for this young” national cricket team. BCCI and Cricket South Africa have been at loggerheads since the latter appointed Haroon Lorgat as its CEO.
Lorgat’s differences with BCCI were well known since the time the South African was the CEO of ICC when he locked horns with Indian board president Srinivasan on a number of issues, including the use of controversial Decision Review System. “South Africa tour is something we are looking forward to. The tour will set the standards of this team, we have got a young team. We are hoping to get a few games there, I can’t say more than that,” Kohli said.
Comeback man Yuvraj Singh today said in Kolkata on Tuesday he has “proved a point” by forcing his way back into the national cricket team on the back of some impressive displays against the West Indies ‘A’ and in the Challenger Trophy.