I Don’t Want Virat Kohli To Get Off To A Flyer: James Anderson

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James Anderson About Kohli's Wicket
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Virat Kohli has been hammered 7 times by England pace bowler James Anderson in Test cricket. On several occasions throughout the present Test series, the speedster has provoked incorrect knocks of the Indian captain’s bat. Kohli has been successful at defending outside the off-stump on several occasions. Nathan Lyon of Australia has taken Virat’s wicket 7 times in Tests. Here is James Anderson About Kohli’s Wicket.

James Anderson About Kohli’s Wicket

Kohli, 32, hasn’t been in excellent form, scoring just 124 runs at an avg of 24.80 in the five-match series. Meanwhile, Anderson emphasized the significance of Virat’s wicket and discussed the emotions involved in dismissing the batsman.

“When I got Kohli out in the first innings in Leeds there was a lot of emotion. It was the same as at Trent Bridge. I guess there is that extra something with him because he is such a good player and their captain as well. You see how much it means to him when his team takes a wicket so I want to show him what it means to us to get him out,” Anderson said in an interaction.

There was a good example of us working together in India’s second innings at Headingley: Anderson 

Anderson explained how England captain Joe Root requested that he force Kohli to bat because the Indian batsman was letting deliveries outside the off-stump. Anderson, 39, had made it plain that he did not want Virat to get into a routine.

“The ultimate aim is to bowl in a partnership and there was a good example of us working together in India’s second innings at Headingley. For the first 12 balls I bowled at Virat Kohli, he left ten. Joe Root was asking me to try and make him play a bit more. I was thinking, ‘I don’t want him to get off to a flyer’,” Anderson added.

Following Ollie Robinson and Jasprit Bumrah, Anderson is now 3rd on the list of notable wicket-takers in the five-match series. The speedy has 13 wickets in 3 matches, with 1 four-wicket haul and 1 five-wicket haul. The series’ 4th and the final game will take place on 02 September at the Kennington Oval in London.

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