The Wall of Indian cricket, Rahul Dravid has responded to Matthew Wade’s comments on not engaging with Virat Kohli and team India in a verbal battle. The India National Cricket Team is scheduled to play a four-match Test series against Australia with the first game starting from December 3 at Gabba, Brisbane.
Australian batsman Matthew Wade had recently said that he will refrain from indulging in a verbal battle with Virat Kohli and team India as they thrive on it. He said that the Indian team has learned to take sledging in their stride and give it back with their game on the field, an aspect that was visible in the 2018 Test series.
However, Rahul Dravid believes it will be difficult for the Australians to ignore Kohli’s aggression as he lives for it and loves to be charged upon the field.
Virat Kohli Loves To Be Aggressive On The Field: Rahul Dravid
Recently, batting legend Rahul Dravid gave his take on Wade’s remarks that he would not sledge Kohli during the forthcoming Test series. Dravid fired a warning at the Aussies and advised them not to sledge the Indian talisman, who according to him, loves the fight and is already a very aggressive batsman.
“He sort of lives for it, he loves the fight, he loves the contest. He’s pretty competitive and aggressive as it is. You don’t want to get him more aggressive, I don’t know how more he can get,” Dravid told sports presenter Gaurav Kapur on Sony Ten Pit stop.
Virat Kohli Knows How To Be On Top Of His Game: Rahul Dravid
“In the end, a lot of this stuff does not really affect players. In the end, it’s a contest. They know they have to be at the top of their games. The skills have to be top class. They want to compete against someone like Virat. Virat also knows he has to be at top of the game if he wants to perform against the likes of Cummins, Starc, Pattinson, Hazlewood – that’s a pretty good attack. He knows that as well,” explained Dravid.
“So, it’s not about words, it’s about the skills. It’s a skills game. The players will be looking to rely on his skills, and who can perform consistently over a long period of time in a Test match, and the team who does that will triumph,” added Dravid.