Sydney: Test captain of the Kangaroo team, Tim Paine, said that people of Australia have different opinions on Indian captain Virat Kohli whom they like to hate as a rival but also as a fan. Enjoy watching while playing. Australia and India will play a 4-match Test series under the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which will begin with a day-night match in Adelaide from 17 December.
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Penn said, ‘I get asked a lot of questions about him, but he is another player for me, I don’t care much. I have no relationship with them, I see them during the toss and play against them, that’s all. ‘
He said, ‘It is a lot of fun with Virat, we like to hate him but also like to watch him bat as a cricket fan. There are definitely different opinions about them. We like to see him bat, but at the same time we don’t want to see him scoring too many runs.
The last time both teams met each other face to face, both the captains were ready to face each other as soon as they got a chance. On several occasions, both of them had a separate talk with the on-field umpire.
Penn said, ‘The competition between Australia and India is very tough and he is definitely a competitive person and I too, so that’s why there was some debate between us on some occasions but it wasn’t because he was the captain and I was the captain. Was it, it could be anyone.
The wicketkeeper batsman said that when the best players are present at the crease, then it is always a challenging match. Penn said, “When a good player like him is on the field, there is always a lot of tension, the same happens in playing against England players like Joe Root and Ben Stokes.”
He said, “When the best players of the world come to the crease, then the level of emotion goes up. I think you always want to test yourself against the best. We are definitely the best as a player and as a team.
The last time India beat Australia 2–1, Penn said, “To be honest, I am ready to do well, this is a big series. They beat us here last time, definitely with a different team and as I said the rivalry between the two countries is always increasing.