Australia vs India 3rd Test Melbourne: After Zaheer Khan and Darren Lehmann, India skipper Virat Kohli seems to have found support from former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, who has taken to Twitter and backed the aggression shown by the India captain on-field. According to Akhtar, aggression is a part and parcel of the modern game, especially when you are playing against Australia in their backyard. Akhtar’s tweet read, “
@imVkohli is one of the modern greats of the game. Aggression has been a part & parcel of competitive cricket, especially when you are playing Down Under as long as it stays in the limit. Please cut him some slack.”
Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann described India Captain Virat Kohli an “excitable character” who wants to win at all matches and is entertaining to watch. He also said there was nothing wrong with the Indian captain’s on-field conduct. Kohli and Australian skipper Tim Paine clashed on several occasions during the second Test in Perth which India lost by 146 runs.
“Virat Kohli is very passionate. So that’s what you get from him on the field and that’s what he will always give you. He is an excitable character. He enjoys his challengers, and he wants to win,” Lehmann told PTI.
“Not only for himself, but he also wants his country to win. It was good to see out there and I thought it was good banter,” he said.
Meanwhile, Australia has leveled the four-match Test series which also makes the 3rd Test at Melbourne important for both the teams. Australia will have the momentum on their side which will help them.