Indian captain Virat Kohli has taken the English County Cricket by storm by signing a one-month deal with Surrey for the Royal London One Day Cup and the County Championship next month.
Since his signing with Surrey, Indian stalwart has probably become the most discussed player in the County sides, who must have started doing homework against the dashing right-hander.
The 29-year-old will be available to play all the matches for Surrey throughout the month of June, including the final game of the Specsavers County Championship between June 25-28.
In the first match of the Specsavers tournament, Kohli will play against his Test teammate Cheteshwar Pujara in Scarborough. Meanwhile, Pujara will certainly play a key role in Yorkshire’s games against the Surrey, as he has Kohli from very close quarters as a teammate and his insights will be a real key for Yorkshire to dismiss the Indian skipper.
Meanwhile, Yorkshire’s fast bowler Ben Coad has revealed on Wednesday (9 May) that Pujara has been giving some precious tips about how to get Kohli’s wicket.
As per reports in yorkpress.co.uk, Coad said, “We’ve already spoken to Puj about how to get him out. But I might keep that a secret! No, seriously, he’s just said ‘Keep it off his legs’. That seems to be the key. Make him come to you and play a patience game with him. I think it will be a bit easier for us at Scarborough with good carry, swing and it nipping around a bit, but he’s a quality player, and we’ll just have to see what we can do.”
He signed off by saying, “It’s a great challenge to have. I want to play against the best players in the world so I can see where I am with my game and what I need to work on.”