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Former Indian National Cricket team fast bowler Zaheer Khan has said that Virat Kohli should remain the way he is and he doesn’t need to tone down his aggression.

Meanwhile, during the Perth Test, Kohli on-field antics came under the scanner and received heavy criticism from experts. However, Zaheer Khan feels that Virat Kohli can’t play his best cricket without aggression.

I would say (Virat) stick to what you know best. Stick to what has got you so much of success. You can’t move away from your success formula. It doesn’t matter what others are saying (about Kohli). Series in Australia have always been (intense) like this,” Khan said to PTI.

Australia vs India 2018: Virat Kohli Doesn’t Need to Tone Down his Aggression - Zaheer Khan
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Speaking on the current fast bowling unit, Zaheer Khan deemed them as the best India have ever had. He also noted that Virat Kohli & Co have a good bench strength to back the first choice bowlers.

I think as a unit, yes (they are the best ever) when you look at the four-five fast bowlers on tour. In a long long time, you can see the potential of each and every fast bowler including the bench strength,” he added.

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India are still the favourites

Despite Australia making a strong comeback in Perth to level the series, Zaheer Khan still believes India can win the series.

The fact that you won the first Test, it was never going to be easy after that. The Australian team was actually on the backfoot after Adelaide but now the series is levelled. But before India departed for Australia, they were billed as favourites. They still are,” Khan concluded.


Ankush Das

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