Virat Kohli, Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee has showered praise on India skipper Virat Kohli ahead of the upcoming final of inaugural World Test Championship (WTC).

Former New Zealand all-rounder Richard Hadlee has showered praise on India skipper Virat Kohli ahead of the upcoming final of inaugural World Test Championship (WTC).

Hadlee has lauded Kohli’s competitive spirit in the game and called him a “passionate cricketer”. The 69-year-old also pointed out that Virat is under immense pressure every time he takes the field but his strong will to succeed has certainly helped him over the years in international cricket.

“I see Virat as being a very passionate and competitive cricketer with a strong desire for himself and the team to succeed. He is a proud man and a world-class player – a delight to watch,” Hadlee told The Times of India  

“The pressure and expectations on him to win is enormous. Millions idolize him which puts great pressure on him,” he added.

Virat Kohli-led Indian team is all set to lock horns with Kane Williamson’s men in the much-anticipated WTC final which is scheduled to take place from June 18 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

New Zealand had thrashed India by 2-0 in the two-match Test series last year. However, many things have changed for Kohli & Co. since then.

Indian team is heading into the forthcoming clash against Kiwis after retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia and defeating England at home.

Not only this, India are currently leading the charts in WTC standings with 520 points.

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