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Virat Kohli playing for Surrey shows how much he respects Test cricket: David Gower

Source: Times Of India

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As Virat Kohli faces criticism for missing Afghanistan’s landmark debut Test next month, England great David Gower has said that his decision to play for Surrey will raise the profile of this summer’s marquee England versus India Test series and that both the Indian captain and the London-based club stand to benefit.
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, the former England captain said that Kohli’s eagerness to play for Surrey for the month of June also underlined his prioritising of Test cricket in these times of T20 franchises.

“It is a very good thing for him. It’s a very good thing for Surrey too. It is a coup by them. They will be delighted to have him – both as a player and someone they can learn from,” said Gower, who played 117 Tests and 114 ODIs in an international career that spanned from 1978 to 1992. “Virat is one of the great players in the world at this moment. We know that his last tour here (in 2014) was disappointing. So, I know he has a list of things on his agenda. He wants to prove that he can make as many runs in England as he does elsewhere.