Australia vs India 2018: ‘Even Without Warner and Smith, they are World Class’ – Virat Kohli
Perhaps, Steven Smith and David Warner are the most spoken names in the last one year. Ever since the infamous ball-tampering saga took place in South Africa, they have been on the news on a regular basis for obvious reasons. Meanwhile, the duo once again got highlighted, as the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli makes his voice on them ahead of 1st T20I at The Gabba, Brisbane.
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Meanwhile, the absence of Steven Smith and David Warner dented Australian team dearly, as they lost the balance in the side across the formats. They also struggled to get the capable skipper for the team as well.
We don’t take anything for granted – Virat Kohli
Despite the odds are against Australia, Virat Kohli believes the hosts got world class players in their ranks, who can make the things tough for them. He feels the absence of their star players isn’t ideal but added that Australia has got the players to trouble.
Further, Virat Kohli clarified they are not taking the Australian side for granted whatsoever. He added India came to compete against the Australian team and will remain the same still they leave the place.
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“There’s no denying the quality they have in their side. They still have world-class cricketers. Obviously missing out on two of their best batsmen is not ideal for any team, but even then they have guys, especially in the limited-overs game, who can do damage at any given point of time,” said Kohli.
“You can never underestimate any side. We’ve come here to compete against Australia, the whole team, and we will definitely not take anything for granted,” he added while speaking in a press conference.
Well, the India skipper, Virat Kohli has got the valid point that they have come to compete against Australia side with or without Steven Smith and David Warner. However, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out.
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