“Isko itna maarunga….”Virat Kohli remembers his feud with Australian pacer

India’s tour of Australia in 2014–15 is not only remembered for Virat Kohli’s masterclass in the test series against Australia with the bat. But that was the series when Virat’s era in Indian cricket started. Virat Kohli ended that series with a high score of 692 runs, the second highest in the series behind Australia’s Steve Smith (769). 

Virat Kohli started this tour by scoring hundreds in both innings of the Adelaide Test but failed to recall his heroics in the next test, which was played in Gabba. However, he scored hundreds in each of the test matches, which were being played in Sydney and Melbourne.

However A video is going viral on social media in which Kohli remembers his famous tussle with Australian Spearhead Mitchell Johnson.

Virat Kohli said, “During the first match of the tour, the very first ball from Johnson hit me on the head. Back then, at first, it was complete disbelief. For 60 days, I had been visualizing that I’d play like this and that, but there was a complete change of plans after that blow. It was a heavy blow, and my vision started dropping as my left eye started swelling, but I did not notice it back then.” 

Kohli further revealed, “And what happened at lunch was that these are the things I feel thankful for; there were basically two options: fight or flight. And my reaction was obviously one that went, How dare he hit me on the head?
“Mene kaha isko mein itna maarunga iss series mein (I said I’d smack him around in the series, and that is what I did).” 

Kohli was the stand-in captain for the first test match of the series in the absence of Ms. Dhoni, who returned to lead the side in the second and third test matches. After the third test of the series, Dhoni retired from the format, and Virat Kohli was made full-time skipper of the test side.

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