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The ball that got the wicket of Virat Kohli could have picked up anyone, says Kyle Jamieson

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New Zealand pacer, Kyle Jamieson picked up a five-wicket haul on day 3 of the World Test Championship including the big fish, Virat Kohli on a lethal swinger.

The experienced kiwi pacer, Kyle Jamieson who destroyed the Indian batting line-up on the second day of the World Test Championship with a fifer, feels that the swinging delivery on which he took the wicket of Virat Kohli could have taken anyone.

With Jamieson’s fifer, NZ wrapped up India’s innings on 217 and then scored 101/2 at the end of day 3’s play. He was asked that setting Kohli with outswingers and then coming back was a template as they did in NZ. Kyle Jamieson answered in acceptance.

“Oh, I guess yes. Maybe there is some sort of pattern and this we know talk about the huge amount, the one that I was able to get him (Kohli) today certainly seamed back a little bit,”

Jamieson said in a virtual post-day press conference. 

“And that was pretty hard to control as a bowler and pretty harder to manage as a batter no matter who you are. So I don’t think it is necessarily just for him (Kohli),”

Jamieson said.

According to the 26-year-old, who ended his figures on 5-31 said that Kohli’s dismissal played a key role in how things turned towards their side.

“Yeah, obviously he (Kohli) is a massive part of their team and pretty big wicket to get, so to get him pretty early morning, was I guess was nice and pleasing and pretty crucial for how the day followed,”

added Jamieson.

Although, he feels that Virat Kohli did not have any hitch in his technique and he is a world-class batsman.

“Oh, not I think, he is (Kohli) a world-class batter and those guys don’t tend to have too many chinks in their armory. He is a massive part of their line-up and to get him early certainly set things up nicely for us,”

he explained.

Jamieson at the time got full control of the ball and it was satisfying for him to get control of the Indian skipper who managed to score a single boundary in his 132 balls innings.

“It is pleasing in terms of for myself trying to wobble the ball and try and keep him in check a little bit and to get that was pleasing and it was a great start for our day,”

Jamieson concluded.