To put India under pressure get ‘big dog’ Kohli early, says Morris
By Aditya Pratap - Feb 9, 2018 6:44 pm
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Every time he takes on the field of cricket, Virat Kohli grows a step. In the ongoing One-Day International series against South Africa, he left everyone amazed with his batting, where he scored 318 runs in three innings, including two centuries.

Virat Kohli

He stood tall between South Africa and win. Now, Proteas have made him their main target and their all-rounder Chris Morris feels he is the ‘big dog’ for them. Morris feels India can be put under pressure if they get him early.

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On the eve of the match, he said “You always want to get the main dog out in a team. Kohli’s the big dog and the guy is scoring runs for them at the moment. He’s a good player but we know if we bowl well enough to him we could get him out. We know he’s the main guy in the team, and if we can get him out we can put India under pressure.”

“34 ODI hundreds speaks for itself. He’s got a hundred in every single country he’s played in. The guy’s in serious form at the moment, and he’s in form anywhere he plays in the world,” he added.

South Africa lost first three games, but Morris feels they were just millimeters away from India. “In saying that, we were millimeters away in Cape Town, we were millimeters away in Durban. No edge there (in Cape Town) and it’s a different game, Faf takes a blinder (in Durban) and it’s a different game. It’s a game of centimeters and millimeters at the moment. But he’s in serious form and we’re just going to have to do as well as we can to combat that,” he further quoted.

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Talking about the pitch conditions of Wanderers, he stated “The pitch usually speeds up at night and obviously their spinners outdid us on that pitch. Simple as that, we’ve just got to be better. Like I said no hiding behind it, no excuses – we’ve just got to play better than India.”

The fourth ODI game will be played in Johannesburg on Saturday, where India will try to seal the deal by winning the fourth game in a row. However, South Africa’s confidence received a sudden boost with AB de Villiers’ return in the team for Pink ODI.