Last Update on: January 10th, 2019 at 12:32 am
Recently updated on January 10th, 2019 at 12:32 am
We are just a few hours away from the start of intriguing Test series between England and India. It will be a great opportunity for skipper Virat Kohli and his men to prove their authority in the longest format of the game. Kohli has always shared a love and hate relationship with the Australia media. Ahead of the series, the Australian media shared a video of the Indian captain with a caption, “Kohli’s favourite shot in England”.
The opening Test is slated to be played at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Both teams have been sweating it out in the nets ahead of an all-important series. The visitors have played some quality cricket of late. Hence, they stand a great chance of winning the series.
The video showed Kohli’s dismissals during the England tour back in 2014. Kohli had been troubled quite consistently by the likes of James Anderson and Stuart Broad on outside the off stump channel. They kept bowling at the corridor of uncertainty and Kohli kept fishing at those deliveries. He was out in the slip cordons on seven occasions out of the 10 times.
Well, it was quite a forgettable tour for Kohli and India respectively. However, four years down the line, India looks like totally a different unit. Kohli is a much-improved batsman.
Since the tour of 2014, Kohli has been in some exceptional form. He has scored tons of runs across all three formats of the game.
In a span of 17 months, Kohli smashed six Test double centuries. Over the last couple of years, he has established himself as arguably the best Test batsmen currently.
However, England is an area where Virat Kohli will surely look to get some runs after Australian media takes a sarcastic dig at the batting mainstay.
Following India’s series defeat in 2014, Kohli had sought the help of Sachin Tendulkar. He worked with him for a considerable amount of time to get rid of his problem. Without a doubt, a lot of Kohli’s greatness will depend upon how he plays in England this time around.