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Australia left-arm pace maestro Mitchell Johnson has announced he has a feeling that India will become a much more aggressive nation during Virat Kohli’s tenure as Test captain.
Kohli was handed the reins after his predecessor, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, rocked the cricketing world to its core by announcing his retirement from Test cricket following the third Test against Australia in Melbourne, which ended as a draw.
“It could be quite interesting because they’re not known for that aggressive type of play,” Johnson said. “But ever since I’ve seen him play cricket, I’ve always seen him pretty fiery.
“So he’ll definitely be an aggressive type of captain…in the way he sets fields, and I think you’ll see a lot different to what M.S. did. He is a fierce competitor and he really does like to get involved in it all.”
Even though Kohli has scored 499 runs at a magnificent average of 83.16, Johnson is not at all concerned since Australia have an unassailable 2-0 lead in hand heading into the fourth Test in Sydney.
“It doesn’t matter who he plays against, he plays in your face and that is how he likes to play the game,” Johnson said. “Virat’s just been telling us how many runs he’s scored and we’ve just been saying we’re two-nil up in the series so that’s pretty much it. It’s always been part of the game and always will be.”