Virat Kohli with physiotherapist Patrick Farhart during a practice session in Dharamsala yesterday.
Swashbuckling India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has become the latest big name to come out in support of Virat Kohli after Australian Media compared the Indian skipper with US President Donald Trump.
Virat Kohli is in doubt for the Test series decider between Australia and India that starts on Saturday, with the hosts reportedly rushing an uncapped batsman into their squad as cover.
Asked about how he has been able to manage the roller coaster ride of emotions, Kohli's reply was matter of fact but with a tinge of sarcasm in it. Always done the right thing, always said what I wanted to because I feel it is right. I have no regrets about it. I might roll the arm over lightly just to see how it goes.
Smith however sought to put the controversies on the back burner, saying the team was focused on playing good cricket over the next five days. Read Also: DRS row: Michael Clarke lauds BCCI, CA for calling truce "It is more like the Ashes 2005 we played where every Test was life and death and the players gave it all on the field. I hope it finishes really well and people get to see some really good cricket here as well".
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"It's something that's happening on the outside (world)". We probably did a couple of things wrong in Bangalore where we could have wrapped up there series or had a two-nil lead. They have never mattered. Renshaw will turn 21 during the Dharamsala Test but has outperformed most other batsmen in the series - only Smith and Cheteshwar Pujara from either side have faced more deliveries this series than Renshaw.
(Australian media) want to write something good or bad, it's your own personal choice. "Probably not quite as emotional but I think he understands the game really well", he said.
Smith, however, felt that Rahane understands the game pretty well and can easily shoulder the responsibility of leading the side in case Kohli misses out of the game at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here. "Friends in Australia tell me they are perturbed by the toxicity this series has generated. It is only befitting of the way this series has been played that it will be decided in the last Test", he said. I won't deny that.
"I learned a lot out of Sri Lanka when we lost there, just about playing in the subcontinent and leading in the subcontinent", Smith said in Dharamsala ahead of the fourth Test against India. All this indicates he is coming back to fitness and even though it might be unfair on Ishant, it's more prudent to play Shami on Saturday. Again they fought out for a draw in Ranchi, which I think was commendable.
"It's a bit different to what we were kind of expecting.it's possible (paceman Jackson Bird will play in place of a spinner)", Smith said.