By: Tarish Bhatt
Virat Kohli will be Australia’s biggest threat in the upcoming Test series, according to Michael Hussey. Kohli has been in splendid form this season. The Indian team will be banking upon him to do a bulk of scoring.
Australia will tour India for a four-match Test series, which will start later this month. Kohli was India’s leading run-scorer, when the Indian team last toured Australia in 2015-16 season.
“From an Australian point of view, Kohli is public enemy No.1 and we have to get him out cheaply,” Hussey said. “I wouldn’t try and fire him (Kohli) up. I think he thrives on that and he’s a real competitor.
“He loves being in the fight and loves the contest out in the middle,” the former Aussie batsman said.
Hussey, meanwhile, also warned that the Aussies should avoid getting into verbal altercation with Kohli. He said that riling Kohli might backfire for the Australian team, as it brings the best out of the Indian captain.
“The team that wins will be the one that can execute their skills at the highest quality and for the longest period of time,” Hussey said. “It’s not going to be the team that’s the most verbal or the most aggressive.”
The Test series will start from February 23 in Pune, followed by games in Bengaluru, Ranchi and Dharamsala.