Long live Test cricket while we've Virat Kohli: Warne

India recorded a fine 157-run win over England in the fourth Test at the Oval to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Virat Kohli and Shane Warne

India captain Virat Kohli receives the Sportstar Aces 'Sportsman of The Year 2018 (Cricket)' award from legendary cricketer Shane Warne in Mumbai on February 11, 2019.   -  The Hindu

Spin legend Shane Warne has heaped praise on Virat Kohli, saying he has instilled self-belief in his team and hoped the Indian skipper continues to play for a long time as it augurs well for Test cricket.

India recorded a fine 157-run win over England in the fourth Test at the Oval to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

"They look up to him. He's got the respect of all the players. They back him and they play for him. It's important for a captain that a team plays for you. I think the way Virat conducts himself, we've all got to say, 'Thank You Virat'," Warne said on Sky Sports.

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"The way he's led them, he's made them believe; belief is such an important part of sports. If you don't believe, you won't succeed no matter how good a side you have.

"Kohli gives his team the belief and it's great to watch. Long live Test cricket while we've Virat Kohli. Please keep playing for a long, long time," he added.

Kohli is India's most successful captain in overseas Test, having guided the country to 15 victories on foreign soil.

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