Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson praised Virat Kohli for becoming a mature cricketer. Talking to the press, he said that Virat’s maturity has helped him gain new heights. He said:
“Now Virat has been extremely mature. He has been more calm and quite while batting. Now I see he does not look ecstatic even after scoring a century. His maturity has guided to reach the highest level of the game.”
In 2014, Virat Kohli and Mitchell Johnson got engaged in a heated exchange during a Test match when India toured Australia. But it seems, that spat is a thing of past now. Johnson appeared cool on talking about Kohli. He said:
“He is amazingly superb in all three formats of the game nowadays. I am also astonished to have watched the regality in his batting against both the spinners as well as against the fast bowlers also.”
On Australian bowlers bowing to Kohli
Johnson said that he hopes Australian bowlers went through intense preparation to try and find a flaw in Kohli’s batting. He said:
“I hope our bowlers have had an intense preparation on and off the pitch about how to find out weakness of Kohli.”
He added that if they fail to do so, Kohli will be destructive as well.
“Must have to do it during the Test series also. Otherwise, Kohli will be as destructive as he has been against our bowlers also.”
The first Test between India and Australia begins on February 23 in Pune. India are going into the Test series as favorites but we all know that cricket is a funny game.