Dean Jones: Virat Kohli has replaced Virender Sehwag as my favourite player

Under Kohli's captaincy, India have already taken a 1-0 unassailable lead in the 3-match Test series against Sri Lanka

Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has just disclosed that his favourite cricketer was not Virender Sehwag anymore, instead, his new favourite is Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli has been in ominous form lately. He recently brought up his 5th double century versus Sri Lanka. Virat Kohli also crossed the 50 international century mark, becoming the 8th player to do so. Dean Jones, who is currently a part of the broadcasting team that is covering the India versus Sri Lanka series, made this comment on an Indian English news channel.

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Jones told NDTV, 

Virat Kohli is my favourite player and he has taken over from Virender Sehwag. I love his aggression and belief to score runs on any pitch and Ravi Shastri brings the best out of Kohli as well. I’m expecting Virat to do a good job in South Africa.

He also spoke of the South Africa tour and how the bowlers could be the key to success against the Proteas.

Jones added,

Bowling is India’s key and they have got really good pace attack. I love (Mohammad) Shami, I love (the way) he goes about his bowling. Ashwin too will lead the spin attack.

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The Indian pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma have shown immense improvement and that should help India in South Africa.

Meanwhile, India have already taken a 1-0 unassailable lead in the 3-match Test series against Sri Lanka. For the visitors, it seems Rangana Herath will not feature in the final Test owing to recurring backaches. This could be a big setback for a team who are looking to save the series at Delhi. Herath, the old warhorse, could have played a pivotal role in the final Test.

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