Virat Kohli is ‘frustrated, as he is not getting runs against Australia in the ongoing test series’, feels former Australia pace great Mitchell Johnson. The 35-year-old has taken a dig at the India captain after the hosts won the second Test in Bengaluru which levelled the four-match series 1-1. Johnson said that Kohli was up to “his old tricks as usual in Bengaluru”.
“He’s obviously quite passionate, but I just think he’s frustrated because he hasn’t scored a run and he’s letting his emotions get the better of him. You could sense the vibe change halfway through the match and it coincided with India getting ahead in the game,” Johnson has written in a blog.
“Obviously whenever there’s a wicket the cameras go straight to Kohli to see his reaction – they know they’re going to get those kind of reactions from him. And they did! He was giving a send-off to just about every player, which you’ve got to be very careful with. It can happen sometimes, when you’re pumped up and you get a bit too fired up.” he wrote.
It is a well-known fact that Indian skipper Virat Kohli and former Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson have never been on good terms since their heated exchange on India’s tour of Australia 2014-15.
Kohli has been going through a rough patch having scored 40 runs in four innings and recorded his first duck in Tests on Indian soil.