Only The Second Time That I Didn't Get Out: Virat Kohli On His Battle With Jasprit Bumrah In Net Sessions
Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah (Credits: Getty)

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Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah are two of the indispensable members of the Indian team, irrespective of the format. It would be a sight to relish had the two been opponents; however, they do battle each other during net sessions. And the lanky pacer gets the better of his captain quite often during the practice proceedings. Ahead of the first ODI between India and Australia in Mumbai, Kohli mentioned that he got dismissed again by Bumrah, but only after hitting him for a few boundaries.

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The return of Jasprit Bumrah to the scheme of things serves as a significant boost to the home side. The 26-year old hasn’t played an ODI since India’s semi-final exit against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup. He played his first game for India in months, making his comeback against Sri Lanka. Bumrah did look scratchy; however, he found his stride in the very next match.

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Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah in the frame. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The Indian skipper has often labelled Bumrah as the best bowler in the world also hailed him for his competitiveness. While Kohli wasn’t shy to admit that the bowler gets better of him most of the times, he also confessed that he won the encounter this time. The 31-year old further said that not often a batsman gets to hammer Bumrah for boundaries. Kohli revealed that he emerged as the winner only the second time, the first of which came in Adelaide.

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“He isn’t shy of hitting us in the nets. It isn’t often that you get to hit boundaries off Jasprit. I saw him going back to his marker to bowl another delivery, but I got out of the nets.” Kohli said as quoted by Times Now.

Australian bowling attack an intimidating force:

Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. Getty Images

Virat Kohli’s men would be the centre of attention in the upcoming ODI series, having lost the last three ODIs to Australia in India. The big three of tourists’ bowling attack in Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Mitchell Starc have reunited once again in white-ball cricket to strike terror among the batsmen. The middle-order of the home side would especially be the focus.

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