Former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist has said that he is fearful that Indian captain Virat Kohli will score a lot of runs in the fourth Test match as he is “due for a lot of runs”.
Calling Kohli a great leader, he said he drags his team and nation along with him and thus he is fearful for the Australian team.
“I m fearful Virat Kohli is due for a lot of runs (in Dharamsala). Kohli is a great leader. He drags his team and his nation with him”.
Gilchrist was on the sidelines of an event when he made these comments and added that it is time both the countries put an end to the ‘cheatgate’ controversy before it becomes as infamous as the ‘monkeygate’ episode.
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“It has been an exceptional series. (But) both the teams may sit back in the end and think they may have said somethings differently. But we can all move on and I’m glad that it has not escalated to the really nasty scenario in 2008 that dragged on and on.”
He though admitted that controversies have always been part of India-Australia cricket rivalry and that “everyone is frustrated” about it.
He though made it clear that at the end of the day there is a lot of respect between the two teams as they both fear each other as opponents and thus make for fine competitors.