Australia vs India: 3 Aussie players who could sledge Virat Kohli
Despite knowing the possible outcomes, there are a few players from the Australian squad who would be looking forward to sledging Kohli.
Updated - Nov 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Virat Kohli is one of those players who enjoy the opposition singling out, challenging and taking them on every bit. He gets absolutely fired up when someone has a go at him. The Indian skipper does answer them with words but also makes sure he shifts the case with his batting performance and he is just unstoppable when infuriated.
Many cricketers have tasted the ill-effects of their own doings in the past and hence prefer distancing themselves from this batting legend. However, the Australians don’t back off the ones who would keep quiet. Despite knowing the possible outcomes, there are a few players from the Australian squad who would be looking forward to sledging the 30-year-old and try to get his wicket in the process.
“When it comes to getting engaged in an argument on the field, I have been completely okay playing without an altercation. I have enough belief in my abilities. Those were very immature things I used to feed on when I was younger,” the skipper said making things clear during the pre-departure interaction.
Here are the three players who might dare to have a go at Virat Kohli:
1. Pat Cummins
Months before the series, Pat Cummins started the verbal war which targetted Virat Kohli. He made a statement that they wouldn’t let the opposition skipper score a century in the Aussie summer. He was clearly confident of standing between Kohli and a century. These comments got a lot of traction and he was heavily criticised after making the statements. However, the pacer still stands by his words and doesn’t want to hold back when Virat walks into the middle.
“We’ll hold our ground, we’re going to be competitive and all those things. We wouldn’t treat him differently to any others. I think you’ll see a lot of passion from both sides but nothing super fiery like we saw against India a couple of years ago,” he said recently when asked about the verbal battle. Cummins further stated that getting himself fired up will help him stay better focused.