Star English pacer James Anderson on Thursday termed Indian skipper Virat Kohli as the best player in the world. However, he backed his side to get Virat Kohli out saying he is “not invincible”.
Anderson also said the poor slip fielding from his teammates has allowed the Indian skipper to get off the hook in the first innings of the ongoing opening Test match at the Edgbaston, Birmingham.
On the second day, Virat Kohli was dropped twice at the slip while he was playing at 21 and 51 by Dawid Malan. Taking advantage of the dropped catches, Kohli went on to score 149 and was batting on 43 not out in India’s second innings score of 110 for 5 with the visitors still needing 84 more to win the first Test.
“I’ve been encouraged the way I’ve bowled at him (Kohli) in this game so far, found the edge a few times in the first innings. On another day I could have got him for 20, and then we’re not talking about how brilliant he is,” Anderson said on Thursday night.
“You can’t drop Virat Kohli on 21, because he’s one of the best players in the world, and he’ll capitalise on that and which he did. We could have been in a much different position now. We’ve just got to go away and know we can get him. No one is invincible in world cricket. We can get him out,” he added.