Virat Kohli hints at Mohammed Shami's inclusion in last Test

Mar 21, 2017, 09:29 IST | PTI

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Ranchi: India captain Virat Kohli on Monday hinted the possibility of including fit-again Mohammed Shami, who got four wickets for Bengal in the Vijay Hazare final against Tamil Nadu yesterday, for the last and final Test scheduled to be played in Dharamsala from March 25.

"We wanted to give him some match practice. I've not spoken to selectors but all kinds of possibility approaching the next Test," Kohli said.

The third Test at Ranchi ended in a draw after Indian bowlers were thwarted by Australia's perseverance as Steve Smith's men survived a battle of nerves today to force a draw in the third cricket Test here and keep the series alive.

However, Viart Kohli applauded his players' desire to stand up and be counted, Kohli said: "Guys want to push the barrier, their physical limits, their mental toughness. Credit to Australia for playing out the draw, but we played ourselves into a position where we could have won."

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