Agarwal, who made his Test debut in opposition to Australia within the Boxing Day Test, managed to register a half-century in his very first innings within the longest format.
Recalling that second, skipper Kohli advised Agarwal in a video posted on the official web site of BCCI, that the Karnataka opener’s character stood out extra for him than the variety of runs he had scored within the home circuit.
“I had seen you play for RCB, even then you played international bowlers with conviction and you would take them on. You were performing in first-class matches in a dominating way. That is something always stood out with you, I would say your character stood out for me than the number of runs. I knew you would be fearless without having any baggage,” Kohil stated.
Agarwal has managed to attain 974 runs from 11 matches at a mean of 57.29 within the longest format of the sport with three centuries, which additionally contains two double tons of and three fifties as a gap batsman.
The Indian skipper additionally revealed how he recognises character of a participant through the use of Hanuma Vihari’s willingness to open the batting.
“For me, the biggest marker is how a person approaches the game, so for example when you opened and we made Vihari open with you. The first opportunity we presented Vihari to open the batting, he said yes to it and that matters to me the most,” Kohli stated.
“I opened in my first series for India, I said yes to this opportunity and things worked out fine for me. So, a guy who wants to get into tough situations will come out either holding his head high or learning from his mistakes,” he added.
Kohli and Agarwal will quickly be seen in motion for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab respectively when the Indian Premier League (IPL) begins from September 19 within the UAE.
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