Virat Kohli is so humble and easy to approach off the field: Josh Philippe
Josh Philippe will once again be seen in RCB colours in the IPL 2021.
Updated - Jan 23, 2021 1:54 pm
Josh Philippe is one of the most talked-about players in the Australian domestic circuit. The wicketkeeper-batsman from Western Australia has proved his worth so far of whatever we have seen of him. In two back to back seasons, he has been the mainstay of the batting unit of his side in the BBL, Sydney Sixers. Last year, he got an opportunity to play in the Indian Premier League as well. He represented Royal Challengers, led by Virat Kohli. He has also been retained by the franchise and will play in the upcoming season as well.
In a recent interaction, he talked about the way Kohli leads the team. He said that it had never been a problem for him to go and approach the captain in the RCB camp.
“The camera never leaves him. It’s amazing to see his intensity on the field, but then away from the field see how normal and humble he is. He was so easy to approach,” Josh Philippe said in an interview with Sydney Morning Herald.
The dream is to play Test cricket: Josh Philippe
The 23-year-old player then expressed how he wants to play for Australia in Test cricket. He was of the opinion that he wants to learn a lot of things when it comes to four-day cricket.
“The dream is to play Test cricket. This year was a fascinating year. I had the chance to go to the IPL, and because it was postponed, I missed Shield cricket [with Western Australia] as a result. I still have a lot to learn with four-day cricket. But if you’re consistently playing and doing well, you never know what happens,” Philippe added.
During the last season of the IPL, he got very few opportunities to bat. During the five matches which he played, he got 78 runs with a strike rate slightly above 100. However, during the BBL, while opening the batting for Sydney Sixers, he has scored 421 runs. He is currently the second-highest run-getter in the tournament, only behind Alex Hales. He is expected to open the batting for RCB and also take the job of wicketkeeper, relieving AB de Villiers from his keeping responsibilities in the upcoming season of the IPL.