Aussies wary of Kohli comeback: Starc
Pune : The Australians are worried about the wounded Men in Blue, who may come back with a roaring attack, especially skipper Virat Kohli. Australian pacer Mitchell Starc expressed his concerns and said his team is wary of a strong comeback by Kohli, whose early dismissals were a major factor in the Pune Test.
Australia won a Test match in India after 13 years and Kohli could only managed scores of 0 and 13 in his two innings in the Pune Test where India plunged to a humiliating 333-run loss.
Starc dismissed him in the first innings for a duck and it was a rare failure for the Indian captain who has struck four double hundreds in as many series.
Before seeing the back of Kohli, Starc had dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara to start India’s downfall but said Kohli’s wicket is the most prized one for him.
“We know he’ll come back bigger and stronger, but he’s one I’ll take over Pujara at the moment,” Starc, who also shared the dressing room with Kohli as his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate, said.
India will lock horns with Australia in the second Test in Bangalore, starting March 4.