Reacting to India captain Virat Kohli’s poor vein of form, England pacer Jofra Archer has said that dismissing the “dangerous batsman” early on so many occasions has been a “real bonus” for his team.
Virat Kohli, who walked in to bat in the 2nd over of the 1st T20I in Ahmedabad on Friday, registered his first-ever consecutive duck in international cricket. In the 4-match Test series the 32-year-old had departed twice without opening his account.
Spinner Adil Rashid, bowling with new ball, dismissed Kohli after Chris Jordan took a good catch at mid-off.
“I love to see it when a plan comes off. Rash is a world-class bowler and he can bowl anywhere,” said Archer.
“Kohli is obviously a dangerous batter and to see the back of him early so many times is a real bonus. I think it probably might have dampened their camp a little bit,” Archer said in the post-match press conference.
Jofra Archer was one of England’s many star performers in the match and did not concede a run from 16 of his 24 deliveries and got the best of KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur along the way.
“I’m just glad to help in a win to be honest. When the competition’s tough you have to step up,” he said.
“It brings out the best in me. If get one or I get three, the way I bowl doesn’t change, it just depends on how your luck is at the time.”