During the first One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series between Australia and India, the Aussie leg-spinner Adam Zampa dismissed Virat Kohli, and it was the fourth time in the 50-over format that he sent Indian skipper back to the pavilion.
The 27-year-old recently explained the secret behind his consistency against one of the best batsmen.
“It’s going to be an attacking approach. I think if you’re on the back-foot and have a defensive mindset, then that’s when he (Kohli) can get on top of you. The most important thing playing in places like India against these guys is to have a little bit of character,” said Zampa ahead of the second ODI in Rajkot.
The Australian bowler took a sharp catch off his own bowling to dismiss Kohli in the series opener.
“You probably know you’re going to get hit for boundaries, but it can really get worse if you make that affect you. I have got him a few times now but I don’t think there is anything in it. He still scores at over 100 (strike rate) against me,” added Zampa.
“He is a very hard guy to bowl to. He’s one of the toughest guys I’ve ever had to bowl to. After game one (first ODI), he will be even more switched on. It will be a big challenge,” Zampa added further.
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After crushing India in the opening game, the Aaron Finch-led side would be looking forward to win the second ODI and clinch back-to-back series on Indian soil.
The second match will be played on Friday (Jan 17) at Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot.