There is no denying that Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s record on English pitches does not reflect his overall career statistics. Kohli scored just 134 runs from 10 innings in England and the upcoming five-match Test series will be crucial to his career. The last time Kohli was in England, he was put in trouble by veteran pacer James Anderson who took the ball away from him and bowled consistently in the area of uncertainty.
According to Fox Sports Australia, edging the ball to the slips is Kohli’s favourite shot. They even compiled a video showing the 29-year-old’s dismissal in the previous series —
This is isn’t the first time the Australian media has done something like this. They previously called him the Donald Trump of world cricket as well as conducting a racist poll titled ‘Vettel of the week’ which included him. They even compared him with dogs.
The hypocritic nature of their media is such that they tried to defend Australian skipper Steven Smith over the ‘brainfade’ incident last year. The Australian media also made a habit of taking a dig at Kohli in the name of sports banter.
All eyes will be on Kohli as he walks up to the crease on England’s damp and green pitches where the ball swings more than on other pitches. He showed glimpses of his improved technique against Essex in the practice game by leading the counter-attack and scoring 68 runs.