ENG vs IND 2018: James Anderson unveils the subtle changes that Virat Kohli made in his batting technique

Kohli scored 149 on Day 2 at Edgbaston.

Kohli scored his first ton on English soil. (Getty)

Virat Kohli was at his splendid best on Day 2 of the first Test at Edgbaston. Kohli scored 149 and in the process helped India finish on 274, 13 run short of the England first innings score. 

Anderson who has dismissed Kohli 5 times in 12 matches spoke about the subtle adjustments which Kohli made to him game as he went about playing the knock. 

“Ben Stokes came up to me and said Kohli was batting out of his crease but for me, that doesn’t really change a huge amount. Essentially, I’m just trying to hit that fourth-stump area,” Anderson was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“He was still going hard at balls outside off-stump which made me feel in the game. I tried the odd inswinger but the breeze was going in the opposite direction, helping the outswinger, so it wasn’t going a huge amount in. I just thought I’d try to keep it as simple as possible,” the fast-bowler added.

Kohli after having a forgetful tour of England in 2014, made amends by scoring his first Test ton o English soil. 


By Anshuman Roy - 03 Aug, 2018

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