Kohli returned as an incredibly extraordinary player in 2018: Jimmy Anderson on battles with Virat.

Bowling to Kohli nowadays is just like putting yourself in Lion’s mouth. Kohli waits patiently for you to bowl him and he strikes on his strong region i.e. offside, watching Kohli scoring runs looks so easy and so quick. 

Back in 2014, Kohli was a talented player with no direction. He used to go for every bowl, but this was the reason for Virat Kohli’s dismissals. As on the battle side with Jimmy, both are great players, Jimmy became the only pacer to reach the mark of 600 wickets so quickly. 

James on Kohli

Jimmy in an interview was asked about how good is Kohli now compared to Kohli in 2014. It was easy for Jimmy, he said He is an excellent player now. Back in 2014, Jimmy had Dismissed Kohli quite easily. 

In 2014, Kohli used to pick the out-swingers delivered by James, most of the time this results in thick edge and slip was in play to dismiss Kohli. 

The pacer added, bowling at batsmen at this quality is tough but this is what he enjoys the most. Your goal is to get the best batsmen out. 

The interviewer asked about the techniques Jimmy uses in continental conditions, he replied with he rolled his fingers down on the ball just to make the grip and he had his success by this trick, he added players of England loves to the play at Indian pitches and especially Jimmy enjoyed bowling in India. 

The New Kohli!

Kohli returned as an incredibly extraordinary player in 2018: Jimmy Anderson on battles with Virat.
Kohli returned as an incredibly extraordinary player in 2018: Jimmy Anderson on battles with Virat.

The pacer with 600 scalps in test and currently the fourth-highest wicket-taker had dismissed Kohli four times in the last series and Virat only scored 134 runs in 10 innings and in 2018 we had New Kohli in front of us, he smacked 593 runs in the whole series and became the highest runs scorer with two centuries and three fifties. 

While asking about Kohli, Jimmy said he had great success in front of Kohli in 2014 but in 2018 he was a different player as he ended the series being the top run-scorer. 

We Will See James vs Kohli? 

It is possible that we can have James and Kohli against each other, as this depends on the selectors of RCB now. Hopefully, this happens! 

Stay tuned for further updates!

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