Jason Roy Believes England Is Not Scared Of Virat Kohli

Recently the Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become the best Test batsman in the ICC Test ranking and he is the first Indian to reach the top spot after Sachin Tendulkar in 2011.

Cricket news: Roy also stressed on the fact that how Kohli is a threat when he is on the pitch

It was the former Australian captain Steve Smith who had been at the helm for 32 months after which Virat toppled him and reached the top spot.

The Indian contingent is currently playing in the five-match Test series against England and Kohli has been stupendous with the bat in the first Test.

He scored 149 in the first innings and 51 in the second innings at the Edgbaston Test, but could not evade a 31-run defeat as he could not get enough support from his teammates.

England’s limited-overs specialist batsman Jason Roy hailed the Delhi-born cricketer as the current fittest and greatest batsman.

“His self-confidence doesn’t dip, it takes a lot for that to take a beating. That makes him special. The other thing is his fitness. I think he’s the fittest, greatest batsman,” Roy was quoted as saying in a debate during the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture.

Roy has also said that Kohli does not instil fear into the minds of the English team, but also said that the 29-year-old is dangerous when he is batting on the pitch and needs to be dismissed early to put pressure on the rest of the team.

“Not scared of him, no. He’s obviously a great player, and rightly so, you’ve given him such kind words. He’s an extremely good athlete, an imposing batsman, an imposing figure on the field. We’ve got to find ways of dismantling him somehow, so we can’t give him too much praise right here,” the South Africa-born cricketer added.

The second Test will begin at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground from August 9 and the visitors will give Joe Root and Co. a run for their money India had won the Lord’s Test in the previous series.