South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on Friday advised Australia players to be careful with Kohli and not to provoke him. With the India-Australia series ahead, Du Plessis’ who is presently in Australia exemplified that Kohli emerged as the top run-getter in the series against South Africa with an aggregate of 286 from three Tests at an average of 47.66.
Du Plessis thinks that Kohli loves an on-field verbal duel. “There are guys like that in international cricket (who enjoy the confrontation),” he said. “We feel like that when we play against someone like Virat Kohli. He’s a similar character (to du Plessis), he wants to get into the fight. He revealed that his South African team gave India captain Virat Kohli the ‘silent treatment’ in an attempt to keep him quiet when the two teams squared off earlier this year.