India – Batting coach Graeme Hick on Saturday said Australia need to learn from India skipper Virat Kohli on how to bat long in Test matches after their abject surrender in both innings left them on the brink of defeat in the third Test in Melbourne.

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  • Batting coach Graeme Hick on Saturday said Australia need to learn from India skipper Virat Kohli on how to bat long in Test matches after their abject surrender in both innings left them on the brink of defeat in the third Test in Melbourne.
  • After the hosts were skittled out for a paltry 151 in 66.5 overs on day three, Hick said he stressed on the need to develop awareness of the game and gave the example of Kohli’s first innings 204-ball 82-run knock.
  • We knew (Cheteshwar) Pujara, even Kohli, one of the most explosive batters, got to 20 off 25, 26 balls, then the rest of his innings took whatever it was,” Hick said on SEN Radio on Saturday.
  • “For the best player in the world to change his innings and play like that, if you can’t be on the same field as him and watch him and learn from what he is doing, then you are in the wrong space.
  • Unfortunately, it’s not the easiest thing to learn out in the middle at the MCG of the Boxing Day Test match,” said the former England batsman.


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