Indian captain Virat Kohli responded with a savage reply when asked how he would tackle England’s veteran pacer James Anderson ahead of the first Test match. He said, “I’ll just bat.” Although Anderson has dismissed Kohli five times in Test matches, Kohli has dominated the proceedings since 2016 with a total of 236 runs in 18 Tests against Anderson at an average of 47.2. Kohli also spoke about India’s playing XI, mentioning that Shardul Thakur is a huge prospect for the side as an all-rounder and defending Cheteshwar Pujara against criticism.
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Virat Kohli’s Simple Response to India’s Poor Performance
In the third Test between India and England at Headingley, England won by an innings and 76 runs. English paceman Ollie Robinson took 5 wickets for England in India’s second innings. During a press conference after the match, a reporter asked India’s captain Virat Kohli about India’s poor performance, to which Kohli calmly responded with a simple “Okay Thanks.” The video of this interaction went viral on social media.
Virat Kohli’s Savage Reply To Journalist’s Question
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During a virtual press conference before the first Test against England, a journalist asked Indian captain Virat Kohli about his preparation and if he would do something different for better performance in the series, given his past record in England. Kohli responded with a one-word answer, “Nahi” (no), leaving the journalist and fans amused. Kohli had a poor outing in the 2014 England tour but made a comeback in 2018, ending up as the top run-scorer.
Virat Kohli’s Savage Reply to Nathan Lyon’s “Head of the Snake” Remark
In the second Test of a four-match series in 2017, India beat Australia by 75 runs. However, more than the match itself, the events that unfolded during the game gained attention. Nathan Lyon had referred to Virat Kohli as the “head of the snake,” but Kohli responded by claiming that the Indian team was a snake that could bite from all directions. He further explained that he had told his teammates not to rely solely on him to give them a head start, and that he had devised a plan to soak up all the pressure himself in order to help his teammates perform with a free mind.
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