Ollie Robinson, the England bowler, expressed excitement at the prospect of facing superstar Indian batsman Virat Kohli in the five-match Test series that starts in India on January 25.
Robinson already has three Test dismissals of Virat Kohli under his belt during India’s 2021 tour of England. The England sensation seems to have recognised the difficulty of calming a seasoned batter such as Virat Kohli. He tends not to be afraid to shell out a little teasing when necessary. The pacer would be looking to scalp the prized wicket of Virat Kohli once again in the upcoming series between the two sides.
Ollie Robinson spoke to ESPNCricinfo ahead of the crucial five-match Test series starting next month. The bowler spoke about his previous battles with Virat Kohli He said, “You always want to play against the best players, don’t you? And you always want to get the best players out. Kohli is one of those. He’s got a big ego and I think playing on that, especially in India, where he is going to want to dominate and score runs, playing on the fact we’ve had battles in the past, is exciting.”
“Not looking to be the leader of the attack” : Ollie Robinson
The fast bowler Ollie Robinson spoke about his role in the England team. He is one of the key figures in the pace bowling department after the retirement of Stuart Broad, last year. The pacer opened up about what his plans are in the series.
The England fast bowler said, “I prepared like I was going to be the leader of the attack for years, and probably looked too far ahead, if anything. I think now, maturing a little bit and knowing what can happen, I’m preparing like I’m playing another series and just going to do my best for England. Not looking too far ahead, not looking to be the leader of the attack or anything like that. Support Jimmy, support the spinners, and just support the team.”