I won’t mind copying Virat Kohli: Pope
England young batsman Ollie Pope gave an honest statement saying that he won’t mind copying the Indian captain Virat Kohli.
England batsman Pope didn’t shy away from admitting that he’s a fan of Kohli’s batting technique and also said that he won’t mind copying him.
“I usually don’t try and copy other players, but one player I wouldn’t mind is Kohli, to be honest. I think the way he (Kohli) played there (in Nottingham), it was awesome to play against him and see him first-hand. The way he stood outside his crease when he batted and tried to negotiate the swing. He was who I enjoyed watching and I learnt a lot from him.”
Pope is currently on a tour to India with the England Lions. He made his Test debut against India at the age of 20 and batted at the crucial No. 4 spot. And the experience was unreal, admitted by the youngster.
“I sort of experienced the ups and the downs within two weeks of cricket, which has actually put me in good stead for the future. It doesn’t really get bigger than that. The Test series was a good way of me to understand what sort of a player I was. Mentally I felt I coped with all of that pretty well,” he concluded.
Pope has played two Test matches for England so far and is yet to make his name in the limited-overs format.