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‘England fans will be thankful that Virat Kohli is not playing’: James Anderson laments India star’s absence

‘England fans will be thankful that Virat Kohli is not playing’: James Anderson laments India star’s absence

James Anderson also lauded the Indian bowling attack, led by the world-class Jasprit Bumrah, for their significant role in the series triumph.

English fast bowling legend James Anderson expressed his disappointment at the absence of Virat Kohli from the ongoing Test series against India, acknowledging the former Indian captain’s immense talent.

Missed Battle: Virat Kohli vs James Anderson

While India emerged victorious in the series, James Anderson admitted he missed the opportunity to face his long-time rival. “It’s been a shame that he’s not been a part of the series,” he said, acknowledging the fierce yet respectful rivalry he and Virat Kohli have shared over the years.

Respect for Virat Kohli:

Anderson acknowledged that Virat Kohli’s absence was likely a relief for England fans, considering his past success against them. However, the veteran bowler emphasized his personal desire to compete against the best, praising Kohli’s exceptional skills.

Look back at memorable battles:

Their past encounters have been etched in cricketing history. In 2014, Anderson tormented Kohli during India’s tour of England, restricting the Indian maestro to a meager average. However, Kohli bounced back brilliantly four years later, emerging as the leading run-scorer with a phenomenal average in England.

India’s Series Victory:

Despite Virat Kohli absence, India put up a dominant performance, securing a series win after losing the first Test. Young guns like Yashasvi Jaiswal and experienced players like Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja stepped up with crucial contributions.

Crediting India’s Bowling Prowess:

James Anderson also lauded the Indian bowling attack, led by the world-class Jasprit Bumrah, for their significant role in the series triumph. He highlighted Bumrah’s pace, accuracy, and mastery of reverse swing, praising him as a “world-class bowler.”

Learning from the Masters:

Anderson revealed his admiration for legendary Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan, acknowledging how he learned valuable lessons from observing Khan’s use of reverse swing and bowling approach.

James Anderson gears up for the final Test in Dharamsala, ready to face a formidable Indian batting line-up, potentially including Virat Kohli if he returns. Regardless of his presence, the stage is set for an exciting culmination to the enthralling Test series.

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