Virat Kohli is admired in the world by most of the players, but this time the Indian skipper has been remembered by someone special. "Both Virat and (Steven) Smith are modern day greats".
The previous visit of Australia to India, for the Test series, concluded with Virat Kohli suggesting that his friendship with a few cricketers from Down Under may have been soured to the point of no return. At the moment, Virat is on top as his team are winning.
Australia stay in the sub-continent to play the first match of the ODI series in Chennai a week on Sunday having been held to a 1-1 draw by Bangladesh. Don't go by the dictionary meaning of rested. "Smith wasn't very proactive during the Test series".
Former India batsman VVS Laxman favoured Kohli as a better captain and said: "For me, Virat Kohli is a better captain; both of them are young and both of them are young in their captaincy career". During India's Tour of Sri Lanka, the Delhi dasher notched up his 30th ODI century becoming the fastest batsman to achieve the feat and also is now the second highest on the all-times list of ODI tons.
Asked to take a guess on the scoreline, Laxman said: "4-1 to India because the Australian bowling department looks very weak. It's a tough role to be a finisher but he can play that role", Laxman said. "If only he can get a bit more consistent with the bowling", he said. The spinners are inexperienced and that is where the Indians will have an upper hand.
Team India head coach Ravi Shastri though clarified to India Today's Boria Majumdar that the team's priority was Test cricket which is why the spin twins can not play in every limited-overs series.
Had it been for some of the Sri Lankan cricketers, who have some tough and long names, it would have been understandable for Wyatt to make a mistake, but with Kohli, how can one even misspell a five letter-name? "Smith needs to find a way to crack that momentum early on in the series and needs to find a way for Australia to pick it again".
"I think the one-day group has played spin pretty well for a while". "He has got some experience playing in these conditions in IPL".