Virat Kohli was unable to avoid James Anderson’s trap – Aussie legend

Virat Kohli has failed to get going in the last few international series. He is having an ordinary outcome in the ongoing Test matches against England as well. James Anderson has once again troubled the Indian skipper, dismissing him twice in the series so far.

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has praised the veteran English bowler, who has been on a roll against the visitors.

“The collapse at Headingley was engineered by a master of his craft. James Anderson is the best at his art; his ability to control swing in both directions and disguise his intentions is masterly,” Ian Chappell wrote in his recent column for ESPNcricinfo.

“The remorseless way he sets up batters with the skill of a seasoned copper makes him an unstoppable force on his day. Anderson’s longevity, and the fact that he achieves consistent movement without periodically losing one or other of his main deliveries, means he’s unique as a swing bowler,” he added.

He further highlighted Virat’s weakness against Anderson.

“India’s top order may have been humiliated by a 39-year-old taunter, but it’s easier to accept when you succumb to a champion. The big wicket that really put the skids under India was that of their captain, Virat Kohli. This was the seventh time Anderson has dismissed Kohli in Test matches, and despite knowing how the ambush was planned, Kohli was unable to avoid such a deftly laid trap,” the former Australian skipper asserted.