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England cricket legend criticizes Kohli’s on-field aggression

Aalyan Ali

India’s captain across all three formats, Virat Kohli is always aggressive and energetic, be it during his batting, or when leading his men on the outfield. The 28-year-old is one of the most fiercest personalities to face in the world right now, and he never likes to control his aggression on the field.

This came into play during the ongoing Australia and India series, when Australia’s Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis tried to get into the mind of the Indian captain.

Earlier during Australia’s Test tour of India this year, Kohli’s aggressive nature on the pitch was severely criticized by Australian media on multiple occasions.

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And with now, England’s cricketer-turned-commentator, David Lloyd has also criticized the Indian skipper, revealing that he should curb his aggressiveness, also commenting that the 28-year-old does these things to catch all the limelight.

“I’ve been watching India v Australia and I’ve detected that young Mr Kohli has a lot to say when a wicket falls,” Lloyd, commonly known as Bumble among his peers, wrote in his column on

“He seems to have a lot to say to the batsmen, I’m not sure I’m agreeing with all that. He likes a bit of camera work and he likes a word with the batsman who has just been dismissed. No, rein your neck in, lad,” the former English cricketer revealed.

Virat Kohli scored a magnificent innings of 92 runs in the 2nd ODI against Australia, helping the Men in Blue make it 2-0 in Kolkata, before Hardik Pandya helped wrap the series in the 3rd ODI in Indore.

The 4th ODI is all set to be played in Bengaluru on Thursday, before Sunday’s final game sees the two teams contest in Nagpur.

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