London, June 6 (Agency) Indian cricket stalwart Virat Kohli emphasized the significance of adaptability ahead of the crucial match at The Oval. In a recent interview with Star Sports on ‘Follow the Blues,’ the former captain acknowledged the challenges posed by the pitch and urged his team to approach the game with caution and focus.Kohli emphasized the need for experience and flexibility to suit the conditions, emphasizing that one cannot rely on past expectations of the pitch. With only one match in a neutral venue, he highlighted the importance of adaptation as the key determinant of victory. As the World Test Championship unfolds, the absence of home advantage adds to the excitement, making it a compelling contest to witness how both teams navigate the situation at hand.
Kohli highlighted the importance of adapting to the situation at The Oval, he said, “I think The Ovalwill be challenging, we won’t get a flat wicket and batters need to be cautious. We will need to concentrate on our focus and discipline. So you need to have the experience to play as per the conditions and we cannot go in with the expectation that The Oval pitch will play as it always has. So we have to adjust and adapt, we have only one match in a neutral venue so whoever adapts better will win the match. This is the beauty of the World Test Championship, two neutral teamswith no home advantage, so it will be very exciting to see how both teams adapt to the situation.” The WTC Final will be LIVE & Exclusive on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar fromJune 7-11.