Former India cricketer Ajit Agarkar backs Virat Kohli and terms latter as “Modern-day great” and backs the legendary batsman to play a big knock in the upcoming third Test at Leeds starting from August 25th, 2021.
Virat Kohli is going through a lean patch with the willow at the moment and in his last three innings at England, he has scored 0, 42, and 20 and will be eager to make it big in the upcoming third Test at Leeds.
Agarkar said that Kohli is not facing issues against the bowl delivered at Outside off stump it’s just he has faced good balls in detail.
“Well, Kohli got 600 odd runs in the last series against (hosts) England, with all their bowlers available. So no (reason to worry). He got a great ball from Anderson, the first ball in Nottingham. He fought hard for his 40 odd in first innings. You bowl outswing to batsmen in the corridor in world cricket, they will struggle, they will nick the ball,” Agarkar said in a virtual interaction with journalists organised by Sony Sports Network.
“These are conditions (in England) where the ball does swing and seam around and bowling on the fourth stump is very difficult to play for most batsmen. And when a bowler’s in a good spell, if you see Sam Curran, the way he dimissed Kohli in second innings was good deception. The ball before it (the dismissal) came back in. And then played at the one that looked like it was far away from him, and for a left-armer (Curran) it becomes a different angle when it goes away from the batsmen,” he further stated.
India will be looking to win the ongoing five-match Test series this year in the English backyard as the last series that they have won in 2007 under the leadership of Rahul Dravid and Kohli and the Company will be eager to replicate the same performance in the ongoing Test series.