- Virat Kohli wins praise for his aggression
Former Australian cricketer Ian Healy might have been offiended with Virat Kohli’s aggressive mannerisms on and off the pitch,but other legends of the game are already in awe of it.
While Kohli himself landed a befitting reply by asking journalists to go through Healy’s reaction after he was given out at the centurion back in 1997,former cricketers have lauded the Indian captain for his aggressive approach towards the game.
- On being reminded t5he post-match conference that he had Kohli replied; we have got 1.2bilion people in India.One person doesn’t make a difference to my life. And also I think you should go and search on youTube I heard he said something about me not having good behaviour with umpires I think you all should YouTube that video and I think,yeath,that says it all.
Healy was given out caught behind while his side was trailing by 157 runs in the third test of a three-match series in which that Australia had taken an unassailable 2-0 lead. They set a paltry target of just 29 runs for the protest
- Healy had earlier started;’’The pressure is starting to tell on. I’m losing respect for him. He’s not only niw continuing his disrespect of the Australian players and umpires, but I think he’s putting pressure on his own players now’’.
- However, that’s not what a few former cricketers felt. According to West Indies great Sir Vivian Richards, the Indian captain’s aggression was the icing on the cake of the gripping four-day match.
Kumar Sangakkara went a step achead, categorically refuting that the aggression has helped the No1 Test side and Kohli has been able to inspire them throughout.
The best of the lot, however, came from South African speedstar Dale Steyn.
- ‘’Love Virat’s aggression. Imagine if he was a fast bowler,’’he wrote on his Twitter handle.