In the IPL nets, Virat Kohli literally uses all the tricks of the bag to prepare for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, but doesn’t get much help from his current teammate and point guard by Black Caps Kyle Jamieson.
All-rounder RCB Dan Christian has revealed that Jamieson, who is playing his first IPL after being bought for Rs 15 crore, is carrying a few Dukes balls, which will be used in the WTC final in Southampton on June 18 between India and New Zealand. .
However, when his skipper of RCB Kohli asked Jamieson to play with the Dukes in the net, the New Zealander did not fall for this round.
“Quite suspicious of Virat actually, from the first week we were here. The three of us were sitting after the net and these two were talking about Test Cricket.
“Virat said, ‘So Jamie (Kyle Jamieson) did you play a lot with the Dukes ball? And they talk about that stuff.
“Jamie says, ‘Yeah I’ve got a few here, I’ll have a bowl before I go there’ and Virat says’ Oh, if you want to have a bowl against me in the nets I’m over. that happy to face ”.
“Jamie said to me, ‘No way I’ll run over you! He would have looked at his exit point and everything he does with the Dukes’ ball! (laughs), ”Christian said on The Grade Cricketer YouTube channel.
Jamieson had troubled Indian drummers, including Kohli, on their tour of New Zealand early last year and that was the main reason the lanky playmaker drew a huge bid in the sale to the IPL auctions.
Regarding the off-field activities at the RCB camp, Christian said Kohli is not as involved as other stars like AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell.
“You don’t see much Virat off the pitch, you see a little. He might get to halfway through, but he’s also had his family here from the start, so we could see him more now.
“So AB (de Villiers) is the happiest, the most humble … never had a hard time saying about anyone, will be there from start to finish. Maxi (Glenn Maxwell) is there too from start to finish” , said Christian.
RCB, who are aiming to win their first IPL title, has started this season well.