Australian bowler Pat Cummins said that Virat Kohli is not going to slam a century in Australia and that they will beat India with a huge difference in the upcoming home series.
The Australians lost nine out of ten ODIs, three out of T20Is, and all the three test matches they played in the recent past. Still, they are longing for an exchange of words with the anticipated opponents in the upcoming seasons.
Speaking to a new broadcasting channel at Australia, 7 Cricket, this Australian speedster said that “For my brave, bold prediction, I would say Virat Kohli is not going to get a hundred, and we’re going to knock ’em over here.” 7 cricket recently took over the Australian news broadcasting channel, channel nine which ruled the broadcasting world of Australia for four decades. He made these controversial comments after a massive defeat in the test and ODI series against England.
In the test series against Australia in 2014-15, Kohli slammed four centuries, including two centuries at Adelaide Oval Stadium. This is one of the greatest performances by the Indian test Captains ever. He smashed four double centuries in the season 2016-17 in the test matches. But in the recent past, Kohli scored only 46 runs from 5 innings against Australia due to a shoulder injury. In that series, five different bowlers dismissed Kohli in five different manners.
If the Australian bowlers including Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins can be fit enough by the home series against India, the words of Cummins may come true. In fact, Cummins did well in the recent controversial test series against South Africa in which the ball tampering scandal has shaken the world. Australia might miss out Steven Smith and David Warner in the series against India.
If Kohli gets to know about the comments made by Cummins, he will come forward to encounter the Kangaroos with added arrogance in his batting. If the statements of Cummins come true, Australia remains the only team that Kohli could not beat on their own soil with 1-1 win-loss record. However, Kohli is looking forward to utilizing the opportunity at the fullest with stronger batting line-up and fiery pacers in the arsenal to stand as the first Indian captain to beat Australia on their own soil.