Australia pacer Pat Cummins doesn’t feel Virat Kohli will keep quiet even though he said he would not take the initiative in confrontation during India’s tour Down Under.
Responding to Kohli, Cummins said to Fairfax Media, according to PTI, “I think I heard him say in the media the other day he won’t, but I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t. He’s so competitive, he really thrives on that.
“We’ll hold our ground, we’re going to be competitive and all those things. We wouldn’t treat him differently to any others. I think you’ll see a lot of passion from both sides but nothing super fiery like we saw against India a couple of years ago,” he added.
It may be noted that South Africa did not sledge Kohli, and the Indian captain would go into the tour on a high with three tons in England.
“It might be something to talk about once we get the Test squad together, and talk about how we want to play and our plans for individual batsmen,” Cummins said.
“To be honest, I do what works best for me. It’s getting myself fired up or getting myself focused, it’s more getting the best out of myself than trying to put a batsman off or anything,” Cummins was further quoted as saying in PTI report.
--By A Cricket Correspondent