Mature Virat Kohli has the perfect reply to James Anderson's technique remarks
Kohli, who had a tough time against Anderson in the away Test series in England in 2014, struck a career-best 235 on Sunday (December 11).
Anderson had questioned Kohli's batting technique saying the Indian skipper flourished in home conditions. (Kohli explains Ashwin-Anderson altercation)
Vaughan calls Anderson 'nave':
Taking exceptions to Anderson's observations, former England captain Michael Vaughan termed former as 'nave'.
"For him to say Virat's technique's not changed and it's just the conditions here that suit his style of play - it's so nave," said Vaughan.
This is Vaughan said on in an interview to BBC.
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Graeme Smith trolls Anderson:
While former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith trolled Anderson on Twitter asking if he can only bowl in English conditions?
"Is #jimmyanderson saying he can only bowl in English conditions? #kohli #IndvsEng," tweeted Smith.
BCCI chief takes a dig at Anderson:
Earlier on Monday, BCCI chief Anurag Thakur too took a dig at Anderson's remarks over Virat Kohli.
Talking to media persons Thakur reportedly told Anderson's remarks over Kohli was out of frustration because of his flop show.
Inzamam-ul-Haq slams Anderson:
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq to slammed Anderson for his observation on Virat Kohli and found the pacer's remarks as surprising.
"It is surprising to me that Anderson should question Kohli's runs and ability because I haven't seen him take too many wickets in India," Inzamam told Geo Super sports channel.
"Does Anderson mean to say that if you get runs in England you get some sort of certificate that makes you a quality batsman? Don't the English and Australian players struggle when they play in the sub-continent? Does that mean they are bad players or weak teams. To me it does not matter where you get runs because in Test matches runs are runs," the Pakistan selector added.
What did Anderson say about Kohli?
"I'm not sure he's (Kohli) changed. I just think any technical deficiencies he's got aren't in play out here. The wickets just take that out of the equation. There's not that pace in the wicket to get the nicks, like we did against him in England - with a bit more movement.
"When that's not there, he's very much suited to playing in these conditions. He's a very good player of spin - and if you're not bang on the money and don't take your chances, he'll punish you," Anderson, England's leading Test wicket-taker, had said.
Kohli, though, dicided not to comment upon Anderson's remarks. The Indian skipper chose not to point out technical flaws in rival batsmen and said India were focused on their strengths.
India on Monday (Dec 12) defeated England by an innings and 36 runs to claim the 5-match rubber 3-0 with one game remaining.