Micheal Hussey warns Australian team not to sledge Virat Kohli

India's captain Virat Kohli (L) shows a stump as he celebrates with his teammates Stuart Binny (C) and Ravichandran Ashwin (R) after they won their final test cricket match and the series against Sri Lanka in Colombo, September 1, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte - RTX1QKFK

Former Australian player Micheal Hussey warns the current Australian team not sledge Virat Kohli in the upcoming test series against India starting from 23rd February 2017. India and Australia will play 4 test matches.

In the 2014-2015 test series against Australia in Australia, Virat Kohli scored 4 centuries in 4 test matches. India lost that series 0-2. In the third test match at Melbourne, Australia tried to attack Virat Kohli but he played his best knock of 169 in the first innings. It was a brilliant knock by Kohli.

“I wouldn’t try and fire him up. I think he thrives on that and he’s a real competitor. He loves being in the fight and loves the contest out in the middle,” Hussey was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“I’d make sure we have some very clear plans and we try and stick to them as best as we possibly can. There’s no need to get involved in that sort of verbal barrage because I think that fires him up even more.”

In the test series against England in India, Virat Kohli scored 655 runs which helped India to register a 4-0 win. “The team that wins will be the one that can execute their skills at the highest quality and for the longest period of time. It’s not going to be the team that’s the most verbal or the most aggressive,” said Hussey, who averaged more on Asian soil than any other Australia batsman to have played five Tests or more in those conditions.

 Virat Kohli has been in excellent form of late and would like to continue his form in the upcoming test series against Australia which promises to be a mouthwatering series.