Virat Kohli will most probably play for Surrey in the Division One of English county in order to prepare for the five-Test August-September series in England. On Kohli’s enrollment in county cricket, former England captain Bob Willis said that Virat Should not be allowed to play county cricket there”.
“I can’t stand overseas players in county cricket. He should be made to suffer and average 30 in England as he has done before. We don’t want England starting to lose Test matches at home because we’re accommodating all of these visiting players.”
Willis further added: “It doesn’t benefit the players stranded in the second XI year on year and the youngsters. The only way to improve our Test team is to have as many England-qualified players playing in the County Championship as possible. 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. It’s a nonsense.”