David Warner reveals one thing that’s similar between him and Virat Kohli
David Warner and Virat Kohli are good friends off the field.
Updated - Jun 23, 2020 6:23 pm
Virat Kohli has brought a different style of cricket since the time he has become the Indian captain. In fact, his style of batting and the way he conducts himself while playing is something which has been admired by many people. He has been performing consistently for the past decade now and has achieved some heights which we wouldn’t have imagined.
Something which is unique about Kohli is the fact he never steps back from any on-field banter with a player from the opposition. In fact, we have seen him performing better after an interaction with an opposition player. Australian opener David Warner is someone, who has a similar type of mindset. If these two players are sledged on the field then they might actually perform better. In a recent interaction, Warner revealed that there is a similarity between him and Kohli.
There is no point in actually trying to poke the bear: David Warner on Virat Kohli
The Aussie batsman pointed out the ability of both of them to thrive off from something said by someone in the crowd or when the opposition is trying to sledge him.
“I thrive on the crowd, I thrive on people sort of going at me in the field. And getting into that battle. I think Virat is quite similar if you go a little bit at Virat he comes out harder with the bat and he plays amazing. We have seen that time and time again,” Warner was quoted as saying by India Today.
Virat Kohli’s men will be touring Australia this December for the Border Gavaskar Trophy. The last time around, India scripted a historic series win after clinching the series 2-1. However, Australia’s best two batters in Tests, Steve Smith and David Warner were not part of the team in that series. But this time, the series will be better as the two batters have made their comebacks after one year ban. Warner has said that sledging Kohli won’t be the best idea for the Aussies.
“There is no point in actually trying to poke the bear because at the end of the day if you do that it just fires up the person a bit more,” said Warner.