Mark Waugh described Virat Kohli dismissal on Day One as 'brain fade' moment    IANS
Mark Waugh described Virat Kohli dismissal on Day One as ‘brain fade’ moment IANS

As India battle hard to make things even against Australia in the second Test at Bengaluru, one cannot go without noticing the bizarre dismissals of Virat Kohli so far in this series. It was not just those on the Indian side but even Australia s former cricketers Matthew Hayden and Mark Waugh, who agreed to the same. While Hayden believes India s gruelling Test season has triggered Kohli s bizarre dismissal, Waugh described it as brain fade . Kohli has endured the first blow in the four-match Test series losing the Pune Test by a massive margin of 333 runs. His scores have not been pleasing enough that read: 0, 13 and 12. Kohli s failures have had a direct impact on India s fortunes, who are yet to go past the 200-run mark against Australia. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Bengaluru

Since September, India have played Test series against New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and the ongoing series against Australia with a margin that reads 0-1. Apart from the gruelling season, Hayden also reasoned out that poor Pune pitch and excellent Australian bowling combinations were behind Kohli s worst start to the series. Speaking to ahead of Day Two of the second Test, Hayden said, It s been a pretty long summer for India, so far. Their board has asked them to play a lot of cricket and once you get behind the momentum of the game it s often hard to claw back. I m not saying they can t claw back. IND vs AUS, 2nd Test, Day 2: Jadeja keeps India in contest before tea

We (Australia) are gloating at the moment, it is 0-40 at the start of the day but they (India) are very optimistic and they should be because this wicket is a very challenging one to bat on. It s taken India by surprise in the first game just how diabolical that surface was in Pune and this one as well, which is traditionally such a good batting track. We had beautiful day yesterday, it s a small ground, it s often got lots of runs and then it breaks up and starts to deteriorate as the game goes on. We (Australia) are in Virat s mind. We re in the whole country s mind, actually, because (there) was such a huge build up to this series, added Hayden.

Meanwhile, Nathan Lyon, who secured the best figures of 8 for 50, feels that Kohli, will bounce back quickly, To be able to take his wicket was exceptional. But we know this series is a massive one, a long series, and he’s a world-class batter. We expect him to bounce back bigger and better.