Champions Trophy 2017: Indian Captain Virat Kohli Wants His Side To Replicate Test Glory

Virat and Company hunger to succeed in the Test arena saw them climb to the top of the world rankings and skipper Virat Kohli wants a similar approach as they try to defend their ICC Champions Trophy crown.

 

The Men In Blue have beaten England and Australia over the longer format of the game to rise to world number one, but they squat third in the ICC 50-over format rankings.

 

Virat Kohli led side goes into the Champions Trophy as defending champions after claiming their second title four years ago and the RCB skipper  believes they can be successful again if they channel their Test success.

 

“The hunger to win and ruthlessness is what we speak about all the time,” Kohli said.

 

 

“In Test cricket we have been able to reach the top with that mindset, we want to take it across all formats.

 

“That goes a long way in a tournament like this. If we think in that manner, we will get the results we want more often than not.”

 

Were India to retain their crown they would become only the second national side  to do so, but the 28-year-old batsman is not thinking about matching Australia’s feat and is instead keen for his side to just enjoy their cricket.

 

“I think the first challenge is not to think that we are defending the title,” the right-handed batsman  added.

 

“When we went there last time, we just wanted to enjoy ourselves as a young unit and we ended up winning the tournament and creating a team which has done so well so far.”

 

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