India is going to play a five-Test series against England at home. The first Test is going to start from January 25 in Hyderabad. Before that, there is little doubt that Virat Kohli will feature for a large part of England’s pre-series plans.
Former England spinner Monty Panesar gave a trick to push Kohli into the series. He advised the England players to call Kohli a ‘choker’.
When the game is Test and the opponent is England, Virat Kohli’s record is quite brilliant. Kohli’s runs in 28 Tests against England are 1991, Kohli has scored more runs in Tests only against Australia – 2042 in 25 Tests. If you consider Kohli’s record against the English only at home, the wrinkles on the forehead of Roots will increase. Kohli scored 1015 of 1991 runs at home in 13 Tests. While the average against England overall is 42.36, it rises to 56.38 against the English at home.
So the English will have bad thoughts about Kohli! There will be the thought of getting Kohli out, not letting him play like he does. That’s why Monty Panesar suggests sledging Kohli with one of his biggest weaknesses.
what is that The failure of India and Kohli in recent years in the final of the ICC tournament! India.com Panesar said, ‘His ego has to be pushed, his psyche has to be stormed. They (the English players) should tell him (Kohli) that, “If you get to the final, you will be chokers!”
Panesar felt that the comparison between Stokes and Kohli’s achievements in the ICC Trophy should be poked, “They should tell him all these things, because Stokes won the ODI and T20 World Cup, Kohli didn’t, and it will hurt him mentally.” Panesar probably forgot about Kohli winning the 2011 ODI World Cup.
That’s the topic of punching, the name of someone who can fight with Kohli in the bat-ball battle has also come up in Panesar’s analysis, ‘I think James Anderson will be that bowler. I think (Anderson’s) reverse swing will get Kohli out.’