Australian Captain Tim Paine Hates Indian Skipper Virat Kohli

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

16th Nov, 2020. 09:48 am
Australian Captain

Australian Captain Tim Paine has commented about a love and hate relationship with his Indian Counterpart and said that we love to hate Virat Kohli but also adore his cricket.

India and Australia are all set to face each other in three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests. The first ODI match between the two will be played on Friday, November 27th in Sydney.

In his recent interview, Australian Captain Tim Paine while polarising Virat Kohli as an exceptional batsman, said that  “With Virat, it is a funny one – we love to hate him, but we also love to watch him bat as cricket fans. He certainly is polarising in that type of scenario. We love watching him bat, but we do not like seeing him score too many runs,”

Tim added that “Australia and India, it’s a heated competition and Virat is obviously a competitive person and so am I. So yeah, there were a few occasions when we had words but that wasn’t because he was the captain and I was the captain – it could have been anyone. It’s often the best player is the one that your team goes up a little bit, the intensity goes up when the best players in the world come out to the crease.”

It is pertinent to mention here that during the 2018-19 Indian tour to Australia, both of the two were involved in a heated exchange of words on the field.

India vs Australia Full Schedule

Nov 27, Fri Australia vs India, 1st ODI
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Nov 29, Sun Australia vs India, 2nd ODI
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Dec 02, Wed Australia vs India, 3rd ODI
Manuka Oval, Canberra

Dec 04, Fri Australia vs India, 1st T20I
Manuka Oval, Canberra

Dec 06, Sun Australia vs India, 2nd T20I
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Dec 08, Tue Australia vs India, 3rd T20I
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Dec 17, Thu – Dec 21, MonAustralia vs India, 1st Test
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Dec 26, Sat – Dec 30, Wed Australia vs India, 2nd Test
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Jan 07, Thu – Jan 11, Mon Australia vs India, 3rd Test
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Jan 15, Fri – Jan 19, TueAustralia vs India, 4th Test
The Gabba, Brisbane

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