Former England captain turned veteran broadcaster Nasser Hussain has stated that India captain Virat Kohli was unsure against the moving ball and it will trouble him in future too. He also opened up how Kohli was playing at deliveries and kept nicking the ball behind as well.
Virat Kohli was caught behind in all five innings in the series. He was dismissed twice each to James Anderson and Ollie Robinson, and once to Sam Curran as well. Nasser Hussain also opened up on this.
“Kohli has played at balls he could be leaving, he seems to have that slight technical issue I highlighted in these pages with the positioning of his back foot and he is not picking up the line of Anderson and Robinson. Kohli is not sure whether to play or leave and whether to set himself for the inswinger or not. He doesn’t know what to do. It’s high class bowling and it’s not going to get any easier for him,” Nasser Hussain wrote in The Daily Mail.
The veteran also added that Virat Kohli has batted well on Day 3 of the third Test at Headingley. He said: “He did go through a spell on the third day, admittedly against an older ball, where he was leaving it well. But it’s harder to leave the new ball because it swings later, and he was out again on Saturday in a familiar manner.”
Nasser Hussain also warned England not to take India lightly after their convincing victory at Headingley in the third Test. Hussain also applauded the way Team India have played in recent matches and also reminded them the way India came back after the Adelaide Test as well. The fourth Test of the five-match Test series will commence on September 2, Thursday.
“But the last thing England must do now is think they have done the hard work and write India off ahead of Thursday’s fourth Test in south London and the final match at Old Trafford — grounds which should suit their attack better. Remember, they were bowled out for 36 by Australia in Adelaide late last year but came back to pull off a famous series win. And after Kohli had gone home, too. India do have a lot of strength of character and fight, and central to that is their captain,” Nasser Hussain concluded.