Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins dauntlessly claimed that Indian skipper Virat Kohli will fail to score a hundred in Australia in the coming tour. India are scheduled to play a four Test match series in Down Under later this year in November.
Speaking to a Channel 7 event in Sydney, the 25-year old said, “My brave, bold prediction; I’d say I think Virat Kohli is not going to get a hundred and we’re going to knock them off over here.”
Cummins stated the prediction in defiance of the fact that the Indian skipper possess a terrific record in Australia averaging 62 playing eight Test matches which is more than his career average of 53.40.
“The Windies of the late 70s, early 80s were an incredible team and they used to target the captain of the opposition team and get on top of him and have a big impact. I tried to bring that in by targeting players when I played,” Cummins said.
“If you get on top of them, the No.1 player and their captain, it makes the job so much easier. If they can get on top of Kohli I think it can have a big effect on the game,” he said.
“I want to see Australians put pressure on Kohli and just see how he handles it. It’s going to be a good, hard, tough series. Kohli has got a bit of an aggressive attitude, but showed last time he was out here he’s not going to take a backward step,” he said.