Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has opened up on Ian Healy’s comments that Australia will have an advantage in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series against India if pitches are not ‘unfair’ (referring to rank turners). Chappell pointed out that Australia are not playing at home, hence they shouldn’t expect friendly conditions.
Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell has heaped high praise on Virat Kohli, whose stint as India’s captain ended following the team’s 1-2 loss to South Africa in the Test series. Chappell described Kohli as an exception as captain, who had a lot of energy as leader and yet did not let his enthusiasm cloud his job. The Aussie legend also opined that Kohli built on the legacy of Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni and has taken Indian cricket to greater heights.
Australia’s number nine batsman Mitchell Starc played a brilliant innings before being out for 99, caught by MS Dhoni off Ishant Sharma’s bowling. Starc batted for 144 minutes and hit 14 boundaries during his vigil at the crease that frustrated the Indian bowlers.