We try to steer clear of engagement with Virat Kohli as it brings out the best in him: Josh Hazlewood: Josh Hazlewood says Australia prefers to “keep away from engagement” with Indian captain Virat Kohli every time he’s batting because it brings out the very best in him.

We try to steer clear of engagement with Virat Kohli as it brings out the best in him: Josh Hazlewood

India skipper Virat Kohli with Cheteshwar Pujara. (Reuters Picture)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • We attempt to in all probability keep away from engagement with Kohli: Hazlewood
  • Pujara actually places a worth on his wicket and we noticed that final time in Australia: Josh Hazlewood
  • India are scheduled to tour Australia later this 12 months for a full fledged collection

Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood on Saturday revealed that his group likes to keep away from any type of confrontation with India skipper Virat Kohli because it brings out the very best in him whereas he’s batting.

India are slated to start their tour of Australia in October as they’re scheduled to play a 3-match T20I collection between October 11 and 17.

The much-anticipated 4-Check collection will kickstart from December 3. Brisbane will host the collection opener whereas Adelaide will host the 2nd Check, which shall be a day-night affair with the pink ball.

Talking on Star Sports activities present Cricket Linked, Hazlewood talked about bowling to Kohli.

“We attempt to in all probability keep away from engagement, clearly. I feel that was absolutely evident all through the (final Check) collection (in 2018),” Hazlewood stated.

“I feel he likes to get in that tussle and it in all probability brings out the very best in him, particularly when he is batting, that was at all times a no-go-zone for the bowlers.”

Additionally, Hazlewood stated that the case is totally different when Kohli is main the group out on the sector.

“I feel it is a totally different case if the blokes are batting and he is within the area, they’ll get him engaged there and form of working him out slightly bit if potential.

“…however definitely when he was batting, it was simply leaving him to his personal units, and hopefully, we get him in a little bit of a switched off temper and make the most of that,” the pacer stated, referring to the deliberate upcoming engagements.

Hazlewood additionally admitted that Cheteshwar Pujara is one participant who wears down the bowlers along with his workman-like strategy to batting.

“Pujara will grind you down and make you’re employed for his wicket, he actually places a worth on his wicket and we noticed that final time in Australia.”

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