James Anderson with Virat Kohli. (Source: Twitter)

Every batsman goes through a rough patch in his career and the Indian captain Virat Kohli is no different. It was the tour of England in 2014 that certainly became a nightmare for the right-handed batsman as he just managed to score 134 runs in five matches.

But the ones who change the course in their favour go on to become the greats of the game and so did Kohli.

When Kohli next visited England for a Test series, he was completely a different player. He notched up a total of 593 runs including two centuries and three fifties to his name.

England fast bowler James Anderson who recently became the first quicker to scalp 600 Test wickets said that he saw a “totally changed” Virat Kohli in 2018.

“I had some success against him in 2014 and then he came back a completely different player in 2018 and was incredible,” the 38-year-old Anderson.

“He left it a lot better and he was a lot more patient (in 2018). He waited for you to bowl at him and then he’s very strong off his legs so he could score freely,” Anderson further added.

Kohli has been leading the Test side since 2014 and has been a consistent performer with the bat. He is the first Indian to score seven double centuries in the longer format of the game while tasted success in the Tour Down Under as well.


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