Australian batsman Matthew Wade has said that he would not like to indulge in a verbal confrontation with Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the upcoming Test tour. Matthew Wade has been a very verbal customer on the field throughout his career on the international stage.
Virat Kohli, on the other hand, as everybody knows, is never away from on-field spats. He has had a lot of verbal altercations with various opposition players over the years. During India’s recent visit to the Kangaroos, Kohli went straight at Tim Paine, the Aussie Test captain and has been fierce with his jibes and his bat.
Wade said chirping at India during the four-Test series, which starts in December, might backfire and it looks as if the Aussies will be more conscious this time.
Matthew Wade Not In Favour Of Sledging Virat Kohli
“They’re a hard team, they use it to their advantage very well,” Wade told reporters in a video call on Tuesday. “Virat is very clever the way he uses his words or his body language. So they use it as an advantage now. To be honest, I don’t really want to engage too much into that,” Matthew Wade added.
“I know that they thrive off that energy that comes between two players. They’re probably as good at doing that as anyone in the world at the moment, so it’s something I might stay away from this time,” Wade added.
A Fierce Battle Can Be Expected Between Both The Sides
Cricket Australia announced the schedule of Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India that starts in December. There will be a major challenge thrown towards India to retain the trophy after beating Australia Down Under in 2018/19.
Recently, Australia dethroned India as the number one team in the ICC Test Rankings, and the India National Cricket Team might want to get their hands back on the spot after having outperformed almost every team they have come across in the last 2-3 years in the longest format of the game.