Geo.tv – NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli says he is keen to play county cricket to get used to conditions on English soil ahead of India´s tour of the country later this year.

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  • NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli says he is keen to play county cricket to get used to conditions on English soil ahead of India´s tour of the country later this year.
  • Surrey´s director Alec Stewart had expressed interest in signing Kohli after reports the Indian cricket board would allow their top batsman to skip a one-off Test against Afghanistan starting June 14.
  • Kohli had stressed the need for getting used to local conditions after India, the world´s top Test team, lost a series to South Africa 2-1 in January.
  • But speculation of Kohli´s debut in county cricket has rubbed some the wrong way.
  • “Instead, they´re going to pay Kohli, presumably, five figures a match so he can hone his skills in English conditions before a Test series.


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