Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones on Tuesday heaped praise on Team India skipper Virat Kohli, saying that he admires the latter’s aggression and hunger to score runs.
The 56-year-old Aussie from Melbourne credited India coach Ravi Shastri for bringing the best out of the 29-year-old Kohli.The 56-year-old Aussie from Melbourne credited India coach Ravi Shastri for bringing the best out of the 29-year-old Kohli.
"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," Jones quoted, who is currently working as a coach and as a sports commentator.
The former Victoria cricketer, when asked about India’s upcoming tour of South Africa, admitted that the Men in Blue have a good pace attack.
"Bowling is India's key and they have got really good pace attack. I love Shami, I love he goes about his bowling. Ashwin too will lead the spin attack. All in all, I won't be surprised if they try to do it (win the Test series),” he further stated.
After winning the second Test against Sri Lanka by an innings, Virat Kohli and co will look to claim another series in the bag as they head to New Delhi for the final Test, beginning on Friday.
Kohli will take a break after the 3rd Test against SL, as Rohit Sharma will lead the hosts in the ODI series against the Lankans, which will be followed by a T20 series against the same opponents. India’s tour of South Africa begins on January 5 with the first Test.
India’s tour of South Africa begins on January 5 with the first Test.
Virat Kohli has played 24 matches across all formats under Ravi Shastri as coach of the Indian team, scoring a total of 1459 runs.