Virat Kohli appears to have left an indelible mark on Australian Test captain Tim Paine, who says he’ll “always remember” the Indian skipper for being the world’s greatest batsman, able to additionally getting beneath the opposition’s pores and skin along with his competitiveness. Kohli and Paine have had a fiery rivalry which matches again to India’s 2018-19 tour of Australia. Their on-field spats have been an attention-grabbing sub-plot throughout the historic showdown by which India grew to become the primary Asian nation to win a Test sequence Down Under.
“For Virat Kohli, I’ve said many times, he seems like the type of player you would love to have on your team. He is competitive. He is the best batsman in the world,” the 36-year-old Paine stated on the ‘Gilly and Goss’ podcast.
“He (Kohli) is challenging to play against and he can get under your skin because he is so good and he is so competitive.
“But yeah, for me from the place I got here from, sharing a feud with him 4 years in the past, he’s actually somebody I’ll at all times bear in mind,” he added.
Interestingly, last year Paine had said that Kohli is “simply one other participant” in the Indian team who “does not actually hassle me”.
He had also stated that the Australian team “likes to hate” the superstar for his awe-inspiring abilities with the bat.
Paine, after the stunning loss in 2018-19, endured another debacle earlier this year when an injury-ravaged Indian team, which did not have Kohli after the opening Test, upstaged the Aussies in the Tests for a second successive tour.
He had lately prompted a flutter by stating that his side was distracted by the Indian team’s “niggling” during this year’s series.
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