Senior member Jones didn’t concur with Michael Clarke’s remarks that Australian players went calm on India chief Virat Kohli and different players during the 2018-19 arrangement down under to ensure their Indian Premier League (IPL) contracts. Senior member Jones, while rubbishing the cases by previous Australia skipper, said that the group did what they used to do against any semblance of Viv Richards, Javed Miandad or Martin Crowe. Dignitary Jones, in a meeting with Nikhil Naz on SportScreen’s YouTube channel, said that players like Virat Kohli appreciate being faced in the center since that is the thing that makes them go.
“I will reveal to you the motivation behind why they went quiet to him (Virat Kohli). We went quiet to Viv Richards, we went quiet to Javed Miandad, we go quiet to Martin Crowe when he comes to bat and there is an explanation behind it,” Jones said.
“We realize that you don’t irritated the bear. You don’t annoyed Virat Kohli and you don’t resentful a MS Dhoni and you don’t irritated certain players since this is the thing that they love. They need that showdown, so don’t give them any oxygen,” Jones included.
Michael Clarke had before said that he felt Australia were too terrified to even think about sledging Kohli or the other Indian players since they needed to play with them in April (in the IPL).
Dignitary Jones further said that being pleasant to specific players won’t ensure any player an IPL contract.
“I find that as a piece garbage. You upset Virat Kohli and he won’t pick you? Is Virat going to prevent you from playing? It really descends the mentors and the rundown supervisors who they pick,” Jones finished up.