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Michael Hussey warns Australia not to sledge Virat Kohli

Former Australian great Michael Hussey reckons Steven Smith’s team must come up with a solid plan in place to tackle with the challenge thrown at them by Indian captain Virat Kohli during the upcoming India vs Australia Test Series 2017.

Michael Hussey said that Australia should not commit the cardinal sin of trying to get under the skin of Virat Kohli. Talking to Cricket.com.au, particularly about India’s star batsman, Michael Hussey said: “I wouldn’t try and fire him up. I think he thrives on that and he’s a real competitor. He loves being in the fight and loves the contest out in the middle. There’s no need to get involved in that sort of verbal barrage because I think that fires him up even more.”

The former Aussie southpaw advised that the Australian think-tank must rather concentrate on working out a proper plan to come on top of Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli photo

Virat Kohli

The 41-year-old Michael Hussey in this regard said: “I’d make sure we have some very clear plans and we try and stick to them as best as we possibly can. You don’t want to get carried away with too much talk and lose your concentration of what’s important, which is executing your skills.

“The team that wins will be the one that can execute their skills at the highest quality and for the longest period of time. It’s not going to be the team that’s the most verbal or the most aggressive.”

The Aussies who were whitewashed 0-4 in their previous tour will tour India for a series of four Tests starting in February. Hosts India will begin as favourites with an undefeated streak in their last 18 Tests.

Not only did India win overseas series in Sri Lanka and West Indies, they have also defeated South Africa, New Zealand and England in their home series.

Virat Kohli himself has been in great form. He had blasted three double hundreds in Tests in 2016 averaging more than 75.00.

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