Nehra backs Kohli to score big in second Test
Former Indian left-arm fast bowler Ashish Nehra backed Indian skipper Virat Kohli to deliver a big knock against England in the second Test.
England’s long outing in India has kick-started with the first Test at Chennai. England have opened their account of the tour straight away with a win in the first Test at Chennai. England had a dominant first Test at Chennai and won the first Test comfortably by 227 runs.
This is India’s second defeat at home under the leadership of Virat Kohli. Notedly India have lost four consecutive Test matches under Virat Kohli. On the other hand, the Indian skipper is due for a big knock in international cricket. It’s been 32 international innings for the Indian skipper since his last three-digit score in any of the three formats. The defeat in the first Test has added more pressure on the Indian skipper.
Meanwhile, former Indian left-arm fast bowler Ashish Nehra backed the Indian skipper and said that Virat Kohli will score 250 if he wins the toss and bats first in the second Test. In the second innings of the first Test, Virat Kohli got out on 72 off Ben Stokes’ bowling.
“You are talking about one or two centuries, I would say when India wins the toss, he will score 250 also. This is the special thing about Virat Kohli. When Ashwin got out, he knew that they will lose the match but he did not play any airy-fairy shots,” Nehra said on Star Sports.
“He takes pride in scoring his own runs, that he should not get out. Anyone would have got out to the ball he was dismissed, it kept extremely low. He kept at it which you need to do on the fourth and fifth days on a subcontinent pitch. The desire makes this player different from others and it is not only here.”
“When he couldn’t score runs in England, very few people would have seen Virat Kohli lunging forward to play the defensive shots. To do that, you need fitness,” the fast bowler added.