‘India need to win the T20 International Cup for Virat Kohli’ : Suresh Raina

Raina said Kohli has been instrumental in changing T20 cricket

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina ( Image Credit: Twitter)

India batter Suresh Raina has urged team India to win the upcoming T20 International Cup for skipper Virat Kohli. It has to be noted that this will be Kohli’s debut as captain for the International T20 cup and also his last. The skipper will step down from his post after the culmination of the showpiece event.

During the six editions that have gone by, Kohli has played as the batter. This time he will lead the time and hope to bring the Cup home after the inaugural edition in 2007. Raina believed that Kohli has been instrumental in changing the face of T20 cricket and deserved to win the title before stepping away. The southpaw also said that the team is in good form heading into the tournament.

“For India, the message at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is simple – do it for Virat Kohli,” Raina wrote in a column for the ICC. “It will probably be his last time at this tournament as captain, so it’s very important for him to make everyone believe we can do it and for us to get behind him.”

The CSK player also said that India has good depth in bowling and batting and have momentum by their side. The team has beaten top teams like England and West Indies in the past two years.

“India fans can’t wait for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 to start for this reason. We have the players, we have the momentum – we just need to go out there and execute now.

“All of our players have just played the Indian Premier League in the UAE and they have played themselves into top form with eight or nine games in this environment.

Raina concluded by saying that the UAE conditions will suit team India more as that is pretty similar to the conditions they deal with at home.

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