Getting Virat Kohli’s wicket twice ‘good for confidence’: Adam Zampa
Adam Zampa has dismissed Virat Kohli twice on tour. © AFP

Dismissing India captain Virat Kohli twice on tour has given Australia legspinner Adam Zimpa a kick, but the 26-year-old is fully aware that it won’t be so easy with four ODIs left.

Zampa’s lbw dismissal of Kohli for 44 during India’s successful chase in Hyderabad on Saturday was the fourth time that he had the batsman’s number in 13 international games, which makes Kohli his most frequent wicket in 57 games for Australia. (READ: Dominant India seek improvement to extend lead over Australia)

Ahead of the second ODI in Nagpur on Tuesday, Zampa expressed satisfaction at getting Kohli again but acknowledged the need to improve.

“He’s one guy we always spend a little bit of extra time talking about in team meetings,” he said. “It’s good for the confidence, it’s exciting to get a player like that out.

“But it’s also one of those things where he probably won’t want to get out to me again so I don’t know if he’s going to do a bit more thinking about it. I’m going to have to bowl even better this game.” (READ: Williamson set to displace Kohli as No 1 Test batsman)

Zampa credited the hard work put in under the watchful gaze of former India allrounder Sridharan Sriram, Australia’s spin bowling consultant.

“‘Sri’ has got the experience here and the knowledge,” he said. “In Australia I tend to bowl a little bit more top-spinners and wrong’uns whereas here I’m probably a bit more out the front, a bit of side spin. Sliders with a little bit of legspin, I’m finding in the nets it worked.

“And I got a wicket like that the other night in the first game – Kohli was the one that went straight on.”

India lead the five-game series 1-0.