Kohli is “out of control” says Mr Cricket
Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey is disappointed in the on-field behavior of Indian captain Virat Kohli during day 3 of the 2nd test match in Perth.
While TV coverage’s of Kohli’s behavior was shown around the country, member of the Macquarie Sports Radio Cricket team, Hussey hit out at the Indian skipper “I’ve been watching Kohli closely in the field, it’s almost like he’s out of control out there. He’s trying to wind the crowd up, he’s engaging with the crowd, he’s very chirpy toward the batsman. He’s got very emotional.”
Kohli made 123 in the first innings with the bat and was given out in controversial circumstances with a catch taken by Peter Handscomb in the slips. Kohli stood his ground until replays confirmed his wicket. Kohli is known to wear his heart on his sleeve and viewers are never left guessing what the captain of the #1 ranked side may be thinking “If i’m honest I don’t like it, he doesn’t need to be doing it.” said Hussey.
The man affectionately known as ‘Mr Cricket’ Hussey played 79 tests for Australia with an average of 51.62 and has always been seen as a leader himself “I think from the leader of his team he needs to be switched on and focused on the tactics involved to win this test match, not really getting involved with people on the outside.” Hussey said.
Former Australian cricketer Ryan Harris joined Macquarie Sports Radio breakfast with James Willis and Matt Granland on the morning of day 4 and was asked for his opinion on Virat Kohli’s behavior during yesterday’s final session. “I’ve got no problem with him pumping up the crowd, that’s fine. That doesn’t bother me one bit. The only thing they need to look at is when they get wickets he charges in at the batter, if we were to do that now we’d be in a bit of trouble, he keeps being able to charge in at the batter and say what he wants.” said Harris.
Harris believes Australia need to bat for most of the day and a minimum lead of 250 is what’s needed for the Aussies to be a strong chance to win in Perth.
Day 4 begins today at 1pm AEDST, you can hear every ball LIVE on Macquarie Sports Radio.