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Virat Kohli does not leave anything to chance. He laughs in the face of danger and make the opposition succumb to pressure. Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson, who was reputed for his aggression, said that Kohli “used to bite back a bit”. That is Kohli for you: he plays fire with fire. However, his counterpart Joe Root has a different approach. The winsome Root used to tackle Johnson’s fire with a smile. Johnson expressed his thoughts in a column for The Telegraph.

Kohli has 4,975 runs at 51.8 in 62 Tests, while Root has 5,389 runs at 53.3 in 61 Tests.

Johnson also narrated an incident from the 2009 Ashes. “Stuart Broad had a dig at me once when I was batting at the non-striker s end. You ve lost it mentally, he said, you re still the same . He tried to put me off my game and I did not mind that, in fact, I like it about the game. As long as it is not personal. But, Broad s comments are about all the sledging I can remember in Ashes cricket.”