England assistant coach Paul Farbrace feels that his players should learn from India skipper Virat Kohli, the way he has dominated quality bowling in seaming conditions.
Meanwhile, Kohli showed an abundance of patience scoring two hundreds in this series. The highlight of his 149 at Edgbaston Test was class apart with James Anderson continuously probing him with the fourth stump line.
Speaking about whether the Trent Bridge knock made Virat Kohli the best batsmen, Paul Farbrace admitted that it is fantastic to see someone play like this.
“You would be hard-pressed to argue against him being seen as the best player in the world at the moment. The way that he has developed, played through this series; he has played fantastically. It’s fantastic to see someone playing the game in that way,” Paul Farbrace said.
Virat Kohli, meanwhile, has amassed 440 runs so far in the five-match Test series. He made a remarkable turnaround from his last tour where he averaged only 13.4 in five Test. As England began their fight to save the match, Farbrace hoped England batsmen would show character and stave off defeat.
Paul Farbrace, further feels the India skipper has learned a lot in this tour. Moreover, he added that Kohli deserved the runs he has scored.
“He’s a high-quality player and he’s shown that he’s learned a lot on this tour alone. The way he has tinkered (with technique), the way he has practised and worked on his game, he thoroughly deserves the runs he’s scored,” Farbrace added.
England players should learn from Virat Kohli: Paul Farbrace
England’s assistant coach admitted that he is a big believer of players learning from others. Furthermore, Farbrace noted India skipper’s batting display as of top-class and urged to see how he has played lately.
“I’m a big believer in players learning from players. I think our players should be watching the way he has played, the way he lets the ball come. He almost takes the third and fourth slips out of the game the way he plays at the ball,” Paul Farbrace concluded.