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Ollie Pope Admires On Virat Kohli's Playing Style

sportzwiki 2019-02-09 22:56:34

The 21-year-old English batsman Ollie Pope generally doesn’t try to copy others’ playing style, but he will not mind copying Virat Kohli.

Currently, the young man is busy in Indian tour as he is playing for against . The Indian skipper and the no.1 ranked Test & ODI batsman Virat Kohli has impressed him hugely with the batting skills. Though the young English cricketer simply believes in playing on his own skills, he also claimed that he wouldn’t mind copying Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Getty Images)

According to ESPNcricinfo, the English youngster said, 

Ollie Pope especially admired on Virat Kohli’s outstanding batting performances during the Nottingham Test last year. It was the only Test that India won in their , while the host side England won the five-match Test series by 4-1.

The Nottingham Test was the second Test of Ollie Pope’s career. In that game, Virat Kohli played the match-winning knocks of 97 and 103 runs while India won that game by 203 runs. The English youngster claimed that he enjoyed those innings, and also learnt a lot of things.

He added, 

The Test series was a good way of me understanding what sort of a player I was

Ollie Pope made his international debut in the previous Test of that series at Lord’s while he was just 20-year-old. He has played two Tests till the date and has scored 54 runs with an average of 18.00. However, the young man feels that the Test series helped him hugely to grow up for the bigger stages.

He said,

During that big home series, Ollie Pope spoke to the English Test skipper . The young man believes that the present best English Test batsman is the best man to teach him.

Joe Root (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Ollie Pope said,

Later, the young man also credited to make his batting more comfortable. In 2017, Kumar Sangakkara and Ollie Pope played together for .