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Ashes 2023: Kevin Pietersen Praises Star India Batter For His Stunning Abilities

Ashes 2023: Kevin Pietersen Praises Star India Batter For His Stunning Abilities

On June 19’s Day 4 of the ongoing Ashes opening match at Edgbaston, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen praised Virat Kohli. Because of his traditional cricket shots, which make him stand out, the 42-year-old described the former Indian captain as an exceptional spin player.

The illustrious England batter expressed his opinion after learning that Kohli (109* Tests) has only ever been stumped once during the course of his Test career.

In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy earlier this year, Kohli was dismissed by Alex Carey off Todd Murphy’s bowling and was subsequently stumped for the first time in his Test career.

Kevin Pietersen said the following in an interview with Sky Sports “He [Virat Kohli] is a wonderful player of spin, and you sort of understand it because they play spin off the back foot and have such lovely wrists. Virat is rarely seen sprinting down, charging, or charging full speed; he also almost never sweeps or reverse sweeps. You can watch him bat, I mean. You can sort of understand that because you can mentally picture him batting there. ”

After facing 6903 deliveries in tests and facing Alex Carey off Nathan Lyon on Day 4, Pietersen made his remarks following the first-ever test stumping of Joe Root (130 Tests), the former captain of England.

Virat Kohli was praised by Kumar Sangakkara for playing risk-free cricket. The batter from Delhi was praised by the Sri Lankan legend for his standing and delivering skills, i. E. , without leaving the crease, hit the ball into the stands.

Sangakkara stated: “Kohli is also a type of IPL mode, aren’t they? A lot of these players are very content step-hitting from the crease. Therefore, since bowlers aren’t permitted to bowl on a length, the old technique of using your feet to counter spin is either obsolete or isn’t practiced any longer. You kneel down and complete a single. No, simply remain in the crease and make a great shot. That is accurate. ”

With scores of 14 and 49 in the ICC World Test Championship championship match against Australia, Virat Kohli fell short for Team India. Rohit Sharma and company. 209 runs was the margin of defeat.

The 34-year-old’s next appearance will be during India’s tour of the West Indies early next month.

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