Former India pacer Irfan Pathan opined that Virat Kohli will need to be “aggressive” in order to counter spin in upcoming Border Gavaskar Trophy.
“One thing he (Virat Kohli) will be keeping in his mind is how he’s going to be countering the spin of (Nathan) Lyon as well as (Ashton) Agar. Because he has been struggling against spin specially and I think one thing he can do personally as well is to try and be a little more aggressive because I think the strike rate against spin has come down as well,” Irfan said while speaking on Star Sports.
Being aggressive makes you better in that encounter against spin: Irfan Pathan
“I know we are talking about Test cricket here, but sometimes he must be slightly more aggressive against spin, it might make you better in that encounter when you’re actually facing guys like Nathan Lyon who is outstanding with his spin, extra bounce and he gets that ball moving away from the right hander as well. So, I think that’s one thing he should keep in mind,” added Irfan.
India will face Australia will in a four-match Test series scheduled to commence on February 9.