Ravi Shastri, the former head coach of the Indian cricket team, has expressed his belief that Virat Kohli thrives when batting against Australia. Shastri asserts that if the accomplished batsman manages to surpass the 20-run mark in the World Test Championship (WTC) Final at the Oval, he has the potential to score a substantial innings. Kohli played a pivotal role in India’s successful retention of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia earlier this year, and he also ended his drought of Test centuries. In the ongoing 2021-23 World Test Championships, Kohli has amassed an impressive total of 869 runs, including multiple centuries.

When it comes to playing against Australia, Virat Kohli has a unique level of motivation. He acknowledges the difficulty of the task ahead of time and tackles it with a high level of eagerness. If he finds his rhythm and surpasses the 20-run mark, we can expect some exhilarating cricket from him,” stated Shastri.