The lanky pacer got Kohli lbw on the Day 3 of the ongoing WTC Final in Southampton; he set him with outswingers and then slipped one which pitched outside off, seamed in sharply to hit Kohli dead in front of the stumps. This was the second time in three Tests that Kyle Jamieson had got the better of the India captain – he had dismissed Kohli last year at home as well.
Kyle Jamieson, who took his 5th career five-wicket haul on Sunday in just his 8th Test match, reckons that not just Kohli, but any batter could have succumbed to that as the conditions largely favoured the seamers.
“Oh, I guess yes. Maybe there is some sort of pattern and this we know talk about huge amount, the one that I was able to get him (Kohli) today certainly seamed back a little bit. And that was pretty hard to control as a bowler and pretty harder to manage as a batter no matter who you are. So I don’t think it is necessarily just for him (Kohli),” Kyle Jamieson said at the virtual post-day press conference.
To get Kohli pretty early morning was crucial for how the day followed: Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson, who now averages a staggering 14.14 with the ball, is delighted to get rid of his RCB captain early in the day. Kohli’s wicket ensured a collapse of a sort as India lost its last 7 wickets for 71 runs, and were skittled for a par total of 217. He talks about how he used the wobble seam variation to keep Kohli’s run-scoring in check.
“Yeah, obviously he (Kohli) is a massive part of their team and pretty big wicket to get, so to get him pretty early morning, was I guess was nice and pleasing and pretty crucial for how the day followed.“Oh, not really I think, he is (Kohli) world-class batter and those guys don’t tend to have too many chinks in their armoury. He is obviously a massive part of their line-up and to get him early certainly set things up nicely for us.“It is pleasing in terms of for myself trying to wobble the ball and try and keep him in check a little bit and to get that was pleasing and it was a great start for our day,” the seamer concluded.