The perfect ringmaster Virat Kohli was animated on Tuesday as he played the perfect puppeteer to pull off a spectacular victory. The Indian skipper had a chat with counterpart Steven Smith to Raishe the heat.However,it were his encouraging words to his bowlers,and bowling changes that rallied the hosts. After the match, Kohli said Indian had assegest the Bangalore pitch right.Indian ditched their five bowler policy,and included Karun Nair as the sixth specialist batsman. Since it has been realied there have only one or two bowlers doing the job. In this Test match as well, Lyon got eight in the first innings then jadeja got six Hazlewood six and Ashwin six. One bowler has stood out, even in the first-class season. From that feedback we knew we had to play an extra batter.
It were his quick changes that stood out as Australia looked to score quickly trying to ward off pressure. Kohli first took left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja off after one over at the far end to bring on Umesh Yadav and the fast bowler delivered with two early wickets. Then Ishant Sharma was taken off after he leaked runs in one over. He was replaced by Jadeja who dried up the runs to pile on the pressure for Aswin to strike at the other end.
Kohli was all over the place. He first pleaded with Jadeja as he demanded a review against Mitch Marsh asking him, ‘’Are you sure’’ ‘’Are you sure’’ before going for it. It proved unsuccessful but was not too expensive. He ran up to Ishant to Ashwin, at the opposite end, animatedly suggesting to the offie that he should get the batsman bat-pad.