Ajinkya is more chilled out than Virat: Smith
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 29, 2017,
Mar 29, 2017, 8:57
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Since the Decision Review System (DRS) row in the second Test in Bengaluru, the Australian media have upped their attack on Kohli. Same process applies for me as it does for other members in the team. "There is no special treatment for anyone", Kohli said.
"If I am 100 per cent fit, I will take the field".
"It's a matter of individual perception. we're happy where we positioned ourselves", Kohli said, pointing out his team were not required to bat again after racking up 600-plus runs in their first knock.
Addressing the press con today, Kohli said, "If I get through the fitness test, then I'll play".
"With (Michael) Clarke, you could say that publicly there was always this discussion about are they, aren't they behind him, but it's unconditional support for Steve Smith and that's a good way to lead a team".
"When you have reactive movements, the magnitude of your injury comes out".
Panaji: Former India captain and chief of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar is enjoying India's acrimonious battle against Australia as the visitors attempt to win their third Test series here in 50 years.Since the opening Test at Pune where Australia took India by surprise on a turning wicket, tempers have been running high.
The hosts sent an urgent SOS to uncapped batsman Shreyas Iyer overnight, in a clear sign they are far from confident of Kohli's availability for the decider starting on Saturday. Gavaskar also said that he would love to play pacer Mohammed Shami if he is declared fit in a five batsmen and five bowler combination. "We have to concentrate a much more than what we have been doing and it is a handsome place in Dharamsala and it is just exciting for us as a team".
"The physio wants to give it a bit more time till I can test myself and we'll probably take a call on it later tonight or tomorrow before the game", Kohli told reporters in the pre-match news conference.
"You get out to the middle and you see guys around the bat and a crusty wicket, things like that, and that can get to players who have played for a long period of time".
Smith's willingness to rewrite the Australian playbook has not only given his team a shot at history but enabled him to stamp himself as the most influential figure in the dressing room.
"In '04, we benefited a little bit like that, too". If he does not play, it will come as a huge blow for the Indian team as not only is he the skipper but also one of the best batsmen in the side. "As I said I've to give it a few more hours before I take that call", the 28-year-old explained. Everyone's really proud and motivated to play for the country.
"As I said there are so many positives, (Lokesh) Rahul has come into his own, (Murali) Vijay is back among the runs".