Just want to remind Anderson that Virat has five Test hundreds in Australia: Rajkumar Sharma
Published - Dec 14, 2016 1:48 pm | Updated - Dec 14, 2016 1:48 pm
Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma isn’t done with bashing James Anderson for his comments during the 4th Test between Indian and England at the Wankhede Stadium. Rajkumar, who had earlier lashed out at Anderson, once reminded the England fast bowling spearhead that Kohli, Indian Test skipper, is no mug when it comes to performing overseas and gave an example of his exploits in Australia where he has five centuries to his name in the traditional format.
“Just wanted to remind Anderson that Virat has five Test hundreds in Australia which produces the fastest pitches,” Sharma told PTI Bhasha referring to Kohli’s 992 runs in 8 Tests.
Sharma further took a dig at Anderson and reminded him of his poor run in the ongoing series against India so far.
“This is a childish statement from Anderson. What has he done in the matches that he has played? He is also not getting wickets in India. He may be a good pacer but he has to also take wickets in India. Taking wickets in England can’t be a parameter to term someone great,” Sharma told.
Kohli scored a career-best 235 in Mumbai Test which India won by an innings and 36 runs. With the win, Kohli also became the first Indian Test skipper to win five series in a row.
While the cricket fraternity was bowled over after Kohli slammed his third double ton of the year, England bowling spearhead James Anderson attracted unnecessary attention due to his statements where he claimed that Kohli’s success was because of the flat tracks and that it hides his technical flaws.
“I’m not sure he’s changed,” Anderson said. “I just think any technical deficiencies he’s got aren’t in play out here. The wickets just take that out of the equation.
“We had success against him in England, but the pace of the pitches over here just take any flaws he has out of the equation. There’s not that pace in the wicket to get the nicks, like we did against him in England with a bit more movement. Pitches like this suit him down to the ground.
It seems that Anderson has made huge mistake by talking in such way as the Indian cricketing fraternity isn’t stopping from hitting out at him.