Eversince Virat Kohli, the Indian Test Captain has decided to sign a deal with Surrey to play County Cricket in June ahead of the full tour of England later in the year, he is been getting praised from all corners of the cricketing world.
The feeling that an Indian Captain is leading the way to ensure his team is fully prepared for a tough tour, is praiseworthy and is pleasing to everyone. This shapes him up well for the tough schedule that India will go through post the IPL.
The praise is also coming from unexpected corners, Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) chief selector Wasim Bari has come out and expressed that he likes the way Virat is not leaving any stone unturned in his quest do well for his country.
Wasim Bari was quoted saying to Pakistan's Dawn recently that, "Indian captain Virat Kohli has been smart as he's decided to play for Surrey in June to get acclimatized ahead of his team's tour in the second part of the season,"
Virat has signed with Surrey to play 3 four-day games in the County Championship as well as 3 list A games in June.
India's full tour of UK starts on the 27th of June and lasts until the 11th September. They play 2 T20Is versus Ireland in Malahide before arriving in England for 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 5 Test matches.
Wasim Bari likes Virat's proactive approach and intent, but he also talked about his team's tour of England. Pakistan have arrived in England to play two Test matches as well as play a Test against Ireland. Wasim believes Pakistan's inexperience on a really tough tour in alien conditions after the retirements of two Pakistan Cricket legends, Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq, can be the difference between winning and losing for them or it can give Pakistan a few gems for the future.
Pakistan and India both would like to have good tours of England.