2nd Test Australia vs India Perth: India captain Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar have been legends during their respective times. Tendulkar has retired and Kohli is still playing and breaking records at will. He is currently the no 1 batsman in the world. For Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, the straight-drive has been one of their hallmark shots, which has earned them a lot of runs. During the 2nd Test at Perth against Australia, Kohli walked into bat with the team reeling at 8/2, and then of the second ball that was pitched up to him, he launched the straight drive successfully and fetched four from it, which must have settled the nerves. If you watch the video, Kohli presents the full face of the bat and the ball is timed from the middle of the bat, it is as perfect as it gets and it will surely remind you of the little master. Also Read - IPL 2020: Players to be Tested Every 5th Day During Tournament, 7-day Quarantine For Kin Who Breaches Bio Bubble
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Here is a straight drive from Sachin Tendulkar.
You decide whose straight drive is better. It is a tough choice to make, certainly!
Earlier in the day, skipper Tim Paine (38) and Pat Cummins (19) frustrated Indian bowling and extended their eighth-wicket partnership to 59 runs. In doing so, they took Australia past 300 in the 100th over. For their part, India was guilty of bowling too short again and there weren’t enough full deliveries attacking the stumps or making batsmen play.
At the time of filing the copy, India was 75/2 and Kohli along with Pujara is battling it out to get India’s innings on track.
Meanwhile, Kohli and Pujara has stitched a 50-run-stand and are trying their level best to get the Indian innings back on track.