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Aakash Chopra believes Virat Kohli will deliver against Australia’s Pat Cummins-led team

Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra claims that while playing against Australia, India’s ace batter Virat Kohli transforms into a different beast. He also said that he expects Kohli to hit at least two century in the Border Gavaskar Trophy, which begins on February 9.

The 34-year-old has a great record against Australia in Tests, hitting 1682 runs in 20 matches and averaging 48.05. Yet, he does not have a very outstanding home record versus the Australians.

“This is the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, and scoring runs for Virat Kohli is practically vital if we are to perform well. One thing about Virat is that when he plays against Australia, he transforms into a different beast. He somewhat triggers the beast mode. His greatest games have usually come against this squad. As a result, you will face new challenges “Aakash Chopra said on his programme Aakashvani.

Chopra also mentioned Kohli’s troubles against left-arm spinners, claiming that he hasn’t been able to accurately read their length. “The only thing that bothered me in the previous series was when he played a full ball from Taijul Islam on the back foot and it struck the stumps, and Mitchell Santner did the same in the ODIs. That’s one thing he’s gotten out of early a few times “He went on to say.

Aakash Chopra finished by saying, “So he’ll have to keep that in mind when he plays the whole delivery on the back foot against a bowler who moves the ball away from him significantly. Other from that, it is a four-Test series, so I anticipate at least two centuries. It is not an unreasonable request. He is Virat Kohli, the running machine. He should be able to score some runs.”

Kohli hasn’t scored a century for India in whites since November, when he scored 136 against Bangladesh in a pink-ball Test at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.