‘Keen to see how Kohli adapts to empty stadiums’


Cricket in entrance of empty stands got here up for dialogue between Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon and pacer Mitchell Starc, with each questioning how India captain Virat Kohli would adapt to such an environment if their Test sequence this yr is held with out followers.

India is ready to play a four-match Test sequence in Australia later this yr. But with the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc, hypothesis is rife that the video games may very well be held behind closed doorways.

This led Lyon and Starc to talk about how Kohli’s on-field manner would change with out the backing and noise of the gang, one thing the Indian captain thrives on.

“He’s probably good enough to adapt to any scenario. But I was talking to Mitch the other day and we actually said that if we are playing with no crowd, it’ll be quite amazing to see Virat trying to rev up the (empty) seats,” Lyon was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

“It’s going to be a little bit different, but Virat is a superstar. He’ll be able to adapt to any climate that we’re able to play in,” Lyon added.

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