‘Virat Kohli always pushes boundaries’: former Australia coach Darren Lehmann – cricket
After the IPL extravaganza, the focus has now firmly shifted to the India tour of Australia, which will be Men in Blue’s first assignment since March this year.
India’s limited and trial sides are already in Sydney training for the three-match ODI, three T20I and the four-trial series in Australia.
Prep for the series has already started to heat up with talks about India’s patron Virat Kohli.
Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann was the last to voice his opinion on Kohli. The Indian skipper will play all six limited matches, but will fly back home after the first test in Adelaide to be with his wife Anushka Sharma, who will give birth to their first child.
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Lehmann feels that Kohli will give his 100% to win the only event he is playing in.
“This is how he plays; he plays full of energy and he doesn’t want to lose, “Lehmann told the Sydney Morning Herald according to the PTI news agency.
Lehmann said that Kohli has the hallmarks of a great player, as he always pushes the boundaries.
“He always pushes the limits, but that’s what great players do. He wants to win every game. That was one of the most fiery [2017 series] going around in recent years, “Lehmann said.
Former Australia hitter Greg Chappell also hailed Kohli as one of the best players in the world.
“I think he is without a doubt one of the best players and one of the most influential players in world cricket right now,” said Chappell.
“He has strong points of view, he’s very happy to express those views, he’s very happy to come out and lean back to back his words,” Chappell said.
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy will start with a day-night match at the Adelaide Oval on December 17, followed by tryouts at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (December 26), the Sydney Cricket Ground (January 7) and the Gabba (January 15). January).