Times of India – ADELAIDE: Virat Kohli can be “rattled” and Australia should try to get under his skin rather than sitting back and be bullied by the Indian captain, said former skipper Ricky Ponting India will take on Australia in the four-Test series beginning on Thursday and former Australia batsman Dean Jones has advised against provoking Kohli.

Summary

  • ADELAIDE: Virat Kohli can be “rattled” and Australia should try to get under his skin rather than sitting back and be bullied by the Indian captain, said former skipper Ricky Ponting India will take on Australia in the four-Test series beginning on Thursday and former Australia batsman Dean Jones has advised against provoking Kohli.
  • Mitchell Johnson definitely rattled him a few times with some good hostile bowling and some good hostile body language around him.
  • “The way we go about playing cricket, especially at home, it is about good strong body language.
  • “Ponting, under whom Australia dominated world cricket, said it would be “rubbish” if the current side doesn’t play with an aggressive mindset.
  • “India lost the four-Test series 0-2 four years ago but Kohli amassed 692 runs at an average of 86.25, including four centuries.Had he been the captain, Ponting says he wouldn’t have allowed Kohli to get a good start.


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