Australia’s legendary quick bowler Jeff Thomson had a straight ahead recommendation for Pat Cummins and Co in relation to dealing with Virat Kohli within the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Take a look at collection. Thompson stated in a current interplay that Kohli will probably be key for India’s success within the Take a look at collection and getting him out must be the principle precedence for the Aussie bowlers. The legendary pacer added that Australia bowlers might want to get Kohli out of his consolation zone so as to dismiss him cheaply.
“It is no different to anyone else. If you are bowling to Virat, it’s the same as anybody else. You try to tie him down, make him uncomfortable. Don’t let him score runs as it is difficult to keep him quite as he has such wide range of shots. Make him take more risk. Get him out of his comfort zone, easier said than done. Good bowlers will be able to do so more often. That’s how you bowl to great batters like Viv Richards, Greg Chappell and Sunny Gavaskar,” he stated on Backstage with Boria present.
Virat Kohli has roared again to kind in ODIs and T20Is however is but to attain a ton in Take a look at matches since November 2019 when he slammed a ton in opposition to Bangladesh in Day-Night time Take a look at on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
“You can’t back off. You got to use your head. It’s your mental battle against him (Virat). The one who breaks first loses out. You got to be stronger mentally than him to get success. Good players – both batters and bowlers work that out. They got to have a Plan B or C and see what happens. Some days it doesn’t work but if you know you tried your best and did not bowl too many garbage and make him score easy runs, that’s what you can do,” added Jeff Thomson.
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah final performed for the Indian group within the T20Is at residence once more in opposition to Australia in September final 12 months, earlier than being dominated out of the T20 World Cup as a consequence of a stress fracture in his again. And the final Take a look at match he performed was method again in July 2022 in Birmingham. The 29-year-old pacer’s availability for the primary Take a look at is extremely uncertain however he’s anticipated to be again for the second Take a look at.
Speaking about Jasprit Bumrah, Thomson stated, “Well, he as to prioritise what formats he wants to play. Whether he wants to play white ball cricket or test cricket or both. If I was playing now, it would have been very hard to play test matches because you get so much money in the short version of the game. We didn’t have to think about money in our days because there was no money. Now it’s a huge business. You got to work out how long I am going to play for. I think you have to be more cunning in terms of workload and what you got to play. If you are good enough, you will be picked.”
India will tackle Australia in four-match Border-Gavaskar Take a look at collection beginning on the ninth of February in Nagpur. For India this collection holds loads of significance as a 4-0 or 3-1 win will assist them make it to the ultimate of World Take a look at Championship closing.
(With ANI inputs)
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