Virat Kohli is the “main dog” of Team India, says South Africa cricketer Chris Morris

South Africa v India, 4th ODI: Virat Kohli is the
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South Africa cricket team are finding it rather hard to even bother India in the ongoing six-match ODI series, after India won it’s first 3 ODIs back-to-back. Now, going into the 4th ODI at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa would need every bit of confidence to shake Virat Kohli, who is the “main dog” of the Indian team, according to Chris Morris.

AB De Villiers returns to aid South Africa against India

After suffering staggering losses in the first 3 ODIs against India, South Africa will breathe a sigh of relief as AB de Villiers, who was ruled out of the first 3 ODIs, has returned. With the main explosive batsman back in the Proteas starting 11, the team will be hoping for a collective match-winning performance.

South Africa’s bowling all-rounder, Chris Morris, revealed South Africa’s plans for the 4th ODI taking place at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Saturday (10 February), which the South Africa need to win by any means, if they want to stay alive in the ongoing ODI series of six matches.

Chris Morris said that South Africa will be looking with all their might to topple the ‘main dog’ of Team India, Virat Kohli, as dismissing him early on in the 4th ODI would mean winning half the feat. Kohli, who is enjoying top-knocks in the ODI series against South Africa, has already registered two centuries till now in the 3 ODIs, and targeting the 29-year-old batting maestro would be top priority fro South Africa.

Virat Kohli – ‘main dog’ of Team India, says Chris Morris

As reported by Crictracker, Chris Morris said, “You always want to get the main dog out in a team. Kohli is the big dog and the guy is scoring runs for them at the moment. 34 ODI hundreds speak for itself. He has got a hundred in every single country he has played in. The guy is in serious form at the moment, and he is in form anywhere he plays in the world.”

“He is a good player but we know if we bowl well enough to him we could get him out. We know he is the main guy in the team, and if we can get him out we can put India under pressure.”

Chris Morris further said that AB de Villiers’ return to South Africa starting XI for the 4th ODI will light up the team’s effort on the field and bring calmness in the unit. He said

“AB is AB, apart from what he brings on the field it’s what he also brings off it. I don’t think he is feeling any added pressure. He is just going to come in and be AB de Villiers. I think AB de Villiers being AB de Villiers is a very dangerous player.”

“He brings that calmness and experience. To have a world-class player come back into the side is a special occasion,” Chris Morris concluded.

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