There aren’t too many bowlers in worldwide cricket who can declare to have had an higher hand against Indian captain Virat Kohli in limited overs cricket. Such has been Kohli dominance of ODIs and T20Is that nearly bowlers have in some unspecified time in the future been victims of his broad blade. But Australian leg spinner Adam Zampa is somebody who has troubled Kohli over time.
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After selecting up Kohli early in the first ODI in Mumbai, a wicket that modified the sport in Australia’s favour, Zampa struck a well timed blow in Rajkot too. He dismissed Kohli on the rating 78, at a time when the Indian skipper was seeking to speed up. India’s rating at the moment was 276/4 in 43.1 overs. With 7 overs to go, India had been aiming at a complete close to 350 runs, however Kohli’s dismissal put the brakes on India’s innings.
Zampa has now dismissed Kohli 5 occasions in in the future internationals. West Indies’ Ravi Rampaul has dismissed Kohli 6 occasions in ODIs, which is the most by any bowler. Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera and New Zealand’s Tim Southee are the opposite two bowlers to have dismissed Kohli 5 occasions in ODIs.
Kohli’s strike charge against the leg spinner although is above 100. He has been dismissed by the Aussie twice in T20 internationals as nicely.