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India’s real test will be in South Africa, says Azharuddin

[caption id="attachment_58183" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Former India captain Md. Azharuddin with Arun Lal at the inaugural Jagmohan Dalmiya Annual Conclave. Image Source: XtraTime Former India captain Md. Azharuddin with Arun Lal at the inaugural Jagmohan Dalmiya Annual Conclave. Image Source: XtraTime[/caption]

Kolkata: Former India captain Md Azharuddin on Tuesday said India’s real test will be against the series against South Africa early next year. Virat Kohli and his team will embark on a two months tour at the end of this year which will see them play three test matches along with six ODI's and 3 T20I's.

“The Sri Lanka series will be a good one. But India’s real test will be against South Africa,” Azhar told reporters here on the sidelines of former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya Memorial Conclave.

The former captain heaped loads of praises on Virat Kohli. According to Azhar,” He is outstanding. The way he leading from the front is good to see.”

Azhar, who has a great record at the Eden Gardens amassing 860 runs in seven matches across formats with an average of 107.50, said he only has happy memories of the hallowed ground.

"Whatever I have, when you talk of memories at the Eden, they are only happy ones. I like this ground a lot."

The former captain was part of the august gathering here, which also included cricketers of both India and Sri Lanka. The inaugural lecture of the Conclave was given by Sri Lanka Cricket Board President Sumathipala and former World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev. Several Board members were also present on the occasion.

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