After losing the white-ball series of their current tour, Team India, captained by Rahul Dravid, is seeking to extend their uninterrupted record against Bangladesh in the longest form of the game. At the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Virat Kohli’s squad played Bangladesh sans Rohit Sharma, the all-format captain. Veteran spinner Mohammed Shami and all-arounder Ravindra Jadeja will be out from the Indian lineup for the whole of the series, while skipper Rohit will be missing at least the first Test against Bangladesh.

The squad sans Rohit is being led by Kohli, a former captain of India, in the opening Test of the bilateral series. Head coach Dravid hailed Kohli, who recently ended his ODI century drought in Bangladesh, in a video uploaded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday. Head coach of the Indian cricket team Dravid reminisced on some of his favourite playing experiences in Bangladesh as the two teams were still engaged in their current Test match.

The Indian team’s head coach, Dravid, then spoke extensively about Kohli, a legendary batsman whose resume speaks for itself. “It’s impressive to see how skilled at game management Virat is; if he can improve, it would be a great sign for us. . a His prior performance is undeniable. It’s amazing how many games he’s played “commented Dravid.

Virat Kohli, a legendary batsman, was dismissed for one point after five balls in the first innings of the series-opening match between India and Bangladesh in Chattogram. As India is the favourite to win at Chattogram by a score of 1-0, the former Indian skipper would be looking to redeem himself in the second innings. “He feels like he is back, therefore he is working out harder than I have ever seen him. Watching him practise over the last year, it has stood out to me as something that never changes, whether he is doing well or poorly, and that is a terrific lesson for many of the young players in the squad “David said. -*