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Leave Him Alone: Steve Waugh Cautions Not To Sledge Virat Kohli

By: Cricketnext Staff

Last Updated: November 06, 2020, 13:23 IST

Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli.

One of the most successful Aussie skipper has cautioned against sledging Virat Kohli, saying these techniques won't work against world's best.

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has cautioned his nation’s cricket team to not infuriate Virat Kohli and his men as the strategy can back-fire.In a video posted by ESPN Cricinfo, Waugh said sledging doesn’t work against world’s best.

“Sledging is not going to worry Virat Kohli, it doesn’t work against the great players and you’re better off leaving those guys alone"."I think any extra motivation will make them dig in more and get more runs. So, you’re better off not saying much to him", he added.


Last time when India toured Australia, they beat the home side 2-1 in the 4-match Test series. This time too Kohli and his men will try their best to defend the series at all possible costs. While India beat Australia in the series opener in Adelaide, they lost their next game in Perth despite a superb century from Kohli himself. Kohli and his men then came back and took the series with a win in Melbourne. “He (Kohli) is a world class player, he would want to be the batsman of the series. Last time, he and Smith came up against each other in India, Smith really dominated with three hundreds and Kohli didn’t get many," said Waugh.

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    first published:November 06, 2020, 13:21 IST
    last updated:November 06, 2020, 13:23 IST