Shastri revealed that Jadeja's injury had also ruled him out at Perth Stadium, where India went with a four-prong pace attack and duly slumped to a 146-run loss that levelled the four-test series 1-1. Even though this Indian team are the number one, you should never underestimate Australia. He is their clear leader and they feed off him.
At the end of the day's play, India paceman Jasprit Bumrah fielded questions to keen media types about the controversial incident, saying the Indian team were "surprised" by the dismissal.
"And what he expects from the team, he does as well, so it is not as if he is telling the team what to do without leading from the front".
But Shastri said Kohli has behaved like a "gentleman". Then perhaps both of them or Jadeja has still not recovered or Ashwin has recovered. "He is a different batsman to everybody else - he finds boundaries and rotates strike, and turns momentum of the game at will", added 47-year-old Hogg, who played seven Tests between 1996 to 2008.
"I expect the series to close 3-1 in India's favour". For this reason, he was not considered for selection for the 2nd Test match.
"I'm going to be Captain of Australia", the 7-year-old said.
Kohli insisted after play he had no issue with stump mics, but it was notable that India refused to conduct a single interview with broadcasters from day three onward in Perth, having previously been relatively obliging.
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The Gujarat seamer has arguably been one the best fast bowler on display from both teams but is yet to pick up wickets in a larger chunk.
Hogg further heaped praises on the Indian pacers and said it would be a huge opportunity for the visitors against a "relatively weak" Australian side. That hundred in the first innings is an unbelievable Test innings. He has been able to convert the starts and make a big score, and that's something I would like to think that a Rahane, someone like an opening batsman who haven't really done well need to learn from. Interestingly, it was Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon who came up with a match-winning haul of eight wickets.
With Ashwin out injured, the choice for a spinner was between Jadeja and Kuldeep. "But I think they have the ability", Laxman told Aajtak in an interview.
"As for Jadeja, he would have been spinning into a long left-handed Australian line-up so India probably had that point at the back of their mind. I hope that it is a lively pitch", he said.
Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad conceded that it was the team management that picked the eleven and made decisions regarding batting orders, he said it would be Vihari to open.
Rishabh Pant has been axed from the squad and he will return to India from the Test squad.