Virat Kohli warned me in the first Test match, England batsman revealed

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By: Jeet Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-04-02 23:09:15 IST

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England batsman Ollie Pope has revealed that it was during the first Test of the four-match series that Indian captain Virat Kohli warned him that flat pitches would not be available after that.

The four-match series played between India and England was crucial for the Test Championship. The winning team got the ticket to the final. England won the first match and had an edge in the series, but in the last three matches, India won it 3–1. In the first match, Indian captain Virat Kohli had told the English batsman Ollie Pope that now such a pitch is not going to get after this match and it is like that.

England batsman Ollie Pope has revealed that it was during the first Test of the four-match series that Indian captain Virat Kohli warned him that flat pitches would not be available after that. After winning the first Test in February, the England team failed to face Indian spinners like Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel and lost the next three Tests.

Pope said, "In the second innings, the pitch started taking a lot of spin. I remember that I was standing at the other end and Kohli came to me and said that this is the last flat pitch. At the same time I felt that this series is going to be very challenging in terms of batting."

Pope said even experienced players like Joe Root and Ben Stokes believed it was one of the most difficult situations. According to ESPN Cricinfo, Pope said, "I also talked to Root and Stokes and they also said that these were among the most difficult situations. If players like him are accepting this, then you can understand how challenging it must have been."

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