Sydney: Aussie legend Allan Border wants Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s offspring to be born in Australia so that they can claim the newborn to be an Australian.
“We were thinking he might think about having his newborn baby here because we can claim his offspring as Australian,” Border said on a humourous note during an interview.
Border, who is a “big fan” of Kohli, feels that the Indian team will miss that aggression and passion that he brings on the field and feels that this is the right opportunity for Australia as India are without the services of ‘irreplacable’ Kohli.
“The one thing that is in Australia’s favour is Virat Kohli playing only the first Test. I think that is a big OUT for India. He is irreplaceable at the moment as a batsman and a leader. Should be 2-1 to Australia,” Border said.
“Look, I love the way he plays his game; he wears his heart on his sleeve. I like his aggression and passion for the game. India as a team will miss that. He is a special player, has serious talent and is part of this new India — that’s the way I look at it. The way India play the modern game, they have a very positive mindset, and Virat has led the way very well in those areas. I am a big fan,” he added.
Meanwhile, talking about the bio-bubble cricket, Border stated that he can’t imagine the life inside the bubble as it creates an extreme level of mental fatigue more than physical fatigue.