Fast bowling star, James Anderson feels India skipper, Virat Kohli is lying if he says his form doesn’t matter in the upcoming Test series against England.
Meanwhile, the five-match series starts on August 1 at Edgbaston. India will bank on their skipper to bounce back after suffering a 2-1 defeat in the recently concluded ODI series.
However, for Virat Kohli, individual performances don’t matter if the team is putting up a good show.
“It doesn’t matter if he doesn’t score runs as long as India wins,” Kohli said earlier.
Anderson, who will be leading England’s seam attack believes Kohli is lying if he says this.
“It doesn’t matter if he gets runs or not? I think he is telling lies there,” Anderson told PTI.
Kohli intended to leave no stones to prepare for the much-awaited series. He also wanted to play County cricket in a bid to prepare himself for the Tests. The Indian skipper signed a contract with Surrey. However, a shoulder injury ruled him out.
When India last travelled to England in 2014, Kohli was abysmal, as he could only manage 134 runs in five Test matches. Since then, he has gone on to become one of the best batsmen in the world and will be desperate to prove his mettle.
Kohli will be desperate to score runs
James Anderson, who enjoys a good record against Kohli admitted Kohli would try every bit to score runs in the Test series.
“For India to win here, of course, it matters. Virat will be desperate to score runs for his team, as you would expect from the captain and one of the best players in the world,” Anderson added.
In conclusion, Kohli has been in good touch in the limited-over series and will look to carry it in Tests. He has amassed 301 runs in the six limited-overs game including two half-centuries.