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Virat Kohli has lost his focus, says Mitchell Johnson

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 24, 2017, 1:28 pm IST
Updated Mar 24, 2017, 1:32 pm IST
Mitchell Johnson has continued his tirade against Virat Kohli and Team India ahead of 4th Test against Australia.
Mitchell Johnson has continued his tirade against Virat Kohli and Team India ahead of 4th Test against Australia. (Photo: AP)
 Mitchell Johnson has continued his tirade against Virat Kohli and Team India ahead of 4th Test against Australia. (Photo: AP)

Sydney: Mitchell Johnson has continued his tirade against Virat Kohli and Team India as he, ahead of the fourth India-Australia Dharamsala Test, claimed that Kohli has lost his focus.

“It’s one of those things we used to say as opposition players – you’d love to have him (Kohli) in your side because he has that passion and drive and he’s a gun player, everyone knows that. But I reckon he has taken it a little bit too far and he’s lost a bit of his focus,” Johnson was quoted as saying by The Daily Telegraph.

 

The said Australian daily had earlier compared Kohli with US President Donald Trump.

“I know I went through being over-aggressive sometimes and got caught up with that emotion and wasn’t thinking about what I was doing out there. You can get Virat fired up, we’ve seen that, and it looks like he’s let his emotions take over. He might have fallen into that trap and I hope he does again in the last Test as well. When the scoreline is 1-1, you want to see the best players do well. But if Australia bowl well and get on his nerves a bit, it will be perfect for us,” added the former Australian pacer.

 

Johnson, while taking a dig at Kohli, had said that the Indian skipper is "frustrated".

"He's obviously quite passionate, but I just think he's frustrated because he hasn't scored a run and he's letting his emotions get the better of him. You could sense the vibe change halfway through the match and it coincided with India getting ahead in the game," Johnson had said.

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