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Kohli must be made to suffer says Bob Willis

Postby bolero » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:44 pm

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Re: Kohli must be made to suffer says Bob Willis

Postby raja » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:03 pm

Agree with him.

Your home conditions are meant to be an advantage for YOU, not for overseas players.
Why would you then give overseas players a chance to get acclimatised to your conditions?
That too PAYING them to do so.

That too Virat Kohli of all players! He has struggled in swing conditions in England in the past - and is now desperate to overcome his weakness.
If England allows Kohli to come good in swing conditions, they're going to be paying for it this summer.

(I remember in the 70s, Pakistan was a pretty decent side in English conditions.
Why?
They had plenty of players who played county cricket. The contacts between Pakistani players and agents in England were strong.
Sadiq Mohammad (Essex/Gloucs), Majid Khan (Glamorgan), Zaheer Abbas (Gloucs), Mushtaq Mohammad (Northants), Imran Khan (Sussex), Asif Iqbal (Kent), Sarfaraz Nawaz (Northants), Javed Miandad (Glamorgan) and more.
India, in comparison, were a disaster. Engineer, Bedi, Venkat, Doshi...later Gavaskar, Shastri. Maybe the odd player more, but generally poor. So they weren't used to English conditions till they actually played for India.)

One might bring up the IPL for comparison, saying it offers overseas players a chance to get used to Indian conditions too.
But that's different - that's underwear cricket, who cares! :-)
We're talking about proper cricket here.

I'm counting on Kohli struggling to get to 20 in England this year.
Please, please, don't disappoint me.

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Re: Kohli must be made to suffer says Bob Willis

Postby bolero » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:03 pm

Willis messing with the wrong man.Kohli is Indian by genes, his fighting ability is Australian.

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Re: Kohli must be made to suffer says Bob Willis

Postby Going South » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:50 pm

county cricket sponsors made him make that statement to get more viewership in india nothing personal.
— raja thought process. ;)

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Re: Kohli must be made to suffer says Bob Willis

Postby Boycs » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:54 am

If there is one country in the world that India will struggle to tour in, its a country outside India :D

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Re: Kohli must be made to suffer says Bob Willis

Postby Going South » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:49 am

Boycs wrote:If there is one country in the world that India will struggle to tour in, its a country outside India :D

you forgot bangladesh & srilanka

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Re: Kohli must be made to suffer says Bob Willis

Postby bolero » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:00 am

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has reportedly decided to play for Surrey in the county championship in order to prepare for India’s tour of England. Former England pacer Bob Willis isn’t pleased with the news as he’s against the idea of foreign professionals playing county cricket.

“I can’t stand overseas players in county cricket,” Willis told Sky Sports. “It doesn’t benefit the players stranded in the second XI year on year and the youngsters. The only way to improve our Test team is to have as many England-qualified players playing in the County Championship as possible.”

“Instead, they’re going to pay Kohli, presumably, five figures a match so he can hone his skills in English conditions before a Test series. It’s nonsense,” said the 68-year-old, who played 90 Tests for England.

He should be made to suffer and average 30 [sic] in England as he has done before. We don’t want England starting to lose Test matches at home because we’re accommodating all of these visiting players.”

The Indian skipper had a horrendous Test series in 2014, where he managed just 134 runs in 10 innings at 13.4, failing to score even a half-century. But Kohli’s been having a great run in Tests, home and away, ever since. The impending England tour is regarded as the litmus test of his batting prowess.

“I would be absolutely ecstatic and I think most people would be,” said Surrey’s director of women’s cricket, Ebony Rainford-Brent, of Kohli’s potential county stint.

“Box office players like Kohli will give county cricket a bit of a buzz and it should be celebrated. You want the best people playing and if that turns out to be for Surrey, then so be it.”

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The article given above.

If Kohli were reading this, he would be really fired up and keen to remove his anger on the English bowling lineup.

Its a mistake provoking him.