Suresh Raina thinks Virat Kohli could lead India to World Cup glory in 2019

Suresh Raina is making his comeback into the Indian team after a year.

Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina | GETTY

The comeback man Suresh Raina is in awe of Indian skipper Virat Kohli's leadership quality. Raina thinks that the Indian captain is capable of leading India to World Cup title in 2019 and could also end up as the player-of-the-tournament.

"Virat Kohli is very hungry - hunger is there in his eyes. His fitness has been remarkable. Every time he rotates the strike - whenever he gets the loose balls, he looks to punish them. He is the best in the world, no doubt about it. He wants to win the World Cup very badly - probably in England, he will be the man of the tournament," Suresh Raina told India Today.

Raina thinks Kohli's failure in the ICC Champions Trophy (CT) 2017 would make him do well in the upcoming World Cup. He added that Virat was visibly hurt when he was dismissed in the finals of the tournament, which India lost to Pakistan.

Suresh Raina is making a comeback in the Indian team for the T20I series against South Africa. The southpaw said his best is yet to come and added he was still timing the ball as well as he ever had. Raina played his last T20I match for India in 2017.

India is struggling to find a reliable batsman in the middle-order and Raina can fill this place for them. The left-hander thinks number 4 position needs patient.

"My peak is yet to come, my time will start from here on. Still timing the ball really well, have a few good bats. Need to be patient to bat at No.4," Raina said.

Raina also talked about MS Dhoni's contribution in the rise of young Indian cricketers. He lauded the former India skipper for guiding them. 

By Sihyeu Singh - 16 Feb, 2018

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