Michael Hussey Forecasts Better Future For Team India Under Virat Kohli
By CricShots - Feb 15, 2018 12:12 pm
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Former Australian cricketer Michael Hussey has backed the men blue for there positive future endeavors under the leadership of Virat Kohli. Under Kohli’s captaincy, the team recently registered their first ever series win on the South African soil. However, earlier on the tour, they had lost the Test series by 2-1. With the defeat, India’s overseas Test wins still look deserted with only Sri Lanka and West Indies being their bunnies.

Virat Kohli scored 153 runs in the first innings of the Centurion Test

As quoted in Hindustan Times, Michael Hussey has remarked that it is no shame to lose to South Africa in South Africa. He said, They (India) are a fantastic team. It is no disgrace losing to South Africa in South Africa; you see a lot of teams travelling and the away teams struggle. We saw England struggle in the Ashes, we see Australia struggle when they go to England, and we see Australia struggling in India and India when (they) come to Australia. Away teams find it hard. India has a fantastic team, very well led by Virat Kohli, and they will continue to get better.”

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Interestingly, the next team that would tour South Africa after the conclusion of the India series is Australia. The Aussies are also lined up for a full tour of the rainbow nation. For the records, Australia have never lost a Test series in South Africa. Michael Hussey looked stunned to know these numbers. He is hopeful that the current lot of the Australian team will maintain the record.

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan

At the very same time, Hussey also hailed the South African team. He noted that the Proteas have a very good bowling attack. Considering the attacking brand of cricket that the two teams play, Michael expects the contest between them to be very interesting and fascinating. Also, Hussey hopes to see Steve Smith rise to the occasion yet again for his side.

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Feeling amused to know the stat, Hussey said, “Amazingly, Australia have never lost a series to South Africa which I find bizarre. They have played against some great South African teams in the past. It is two teams playing the similar brand of cricket, the conditions are good for attacking cricket. From my point of view, (I am) hoping Australia can do it again.”