Melbourne: Australian cricket team skipper Steve Smith wants to test patience of Indian Test captain Virat Kohli when they play in India during the four-match cricket Test series starting in February 2017.
Smith felt that getting behind Kohli would distract his focus from the game, which according to the Australian will be advantageous for the visitors.
India have been invincible at home stretching their run to 18 matches, with Kohli himself and the world’s top all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin performing incredibly well.
The Delhi based boy became only the fifth player after Michael Clarke, Brendon McCullum, Ricky Ponting and Don Bradman when he hammered 235 in the fourth Test against England in Mumbai to record three double centuries in a calendar year.
Smith who is currently playing Pakistan in their own backyard, however, conceded that the sub-continent tour will be a tough assignment for the Kangaroos.
Smith said, “We go there in February and, no doubt, it’s going to be an incredibly difficult tour-going to India always is.”
He added, “Four Tests there, it’s a great opportunity for this team, where we are going to be the underdogs going there”.
Australia to play first Test against India in Pune starting from February 23rd next year.