By CricketCountry Staff
Adelaide: Jan 22, 2012
Indian middle-order batsman Virat Kohli, who scored a fighting 44 and missed on a century in the third Test against Australia after being dismissed for 75, accepted that he is facing struggling against Australia pacer Peter Siddle.
"All the Aussies bowlers are bowling accurately - a fantastic line and not offering any width. I am handling Ryan (Harris) well, but I am finding it difficult to play Siddle. He is the fastest among them. I am always extra cautious while facing Siddle's deliveries," Kohli said after India’s training session.
The right-handed batsman accepted that batting in Australian conditions is lot more tougher.
He said, "Yes, bounce is a problem here hence I am trying to play straight. You have to use horizontal bat shots like the cut and pull, but I am trying to play much straighter.”
"It is a great challenge to have a success in Australia. I am trying to learn with every passing day. This is a great educational tour for me," he was quoted as saying by MiD DAY.
Kohli also expressed his disappointment on missing out on a century in the third Test at Perth.
"I could not imagine that three wickets (Vinay Kumar, Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma) fell in the space of five balls. I thought I could easily get to the three-figure mark with the tailenders, but unfortunately I couldn't," said Kohli.