Softsoap – Stopping Virat Juggernaut

When was the last time that all Australian players – current and former, along with their media spoke highly about a touring party? And that too a specific player. At least I don’t remember something like that in the last 20-25 years. However, that seems to be an Australian strategy to contain Virat Kolhi in the upcoming India-Australia series. A strategy that I term as “Softsoap – talking all sweet about him”.

There are a number of players who spoke about: “challenging Virat Kohli proved costly to Australia”, during India’s tour of Australia in 2017-18. That specifically seems to be a reason why Australia doesn’t want to take a similar risk this time around. Having said that, you can not leave Kohli roaming free either, to hit you harder. Hence, there has to be some strategy.

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Softsoap – Talking Sweet Everywhere

When Allan Border was asked about the upcoming India-Australia tour, he spoke about how “he would like to be in the Kohli-led team”, instead of favoring the Australian team. And that for me was a tipping point.¬†Almost every day, I am reading Adam Zampa’s good experiences with Virat Kohli in RCB camp. And not to forget, what Aussie Test Skipper Tim Paine had to say about Kohli.

Even Australian sports channels – Fox Sports and Channel Seven – are focusing their advertisement campaign around Virat Kohli instead of Steven Smith or Tim Paine.

Australian Attitude?

It is understandable that Australia is looking to change its image after what happened at Newlands in 2018. The “winning at all costs” is no more their part of the plan. However, the image isn’t going to be at the cost of losing home matches, at the least. Hence, it is safe to say that Softsoap isn’t a part of Australia’s changed attitude.

Although Softsoap seems to be a strategy to stop Virat Juggernaut, only time will tell its actual impact. If it isn’t a strategy though, the Cricket Australia will be appreciated for long.

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1 thought on “Softsoap – Stopping Virat Juggernaut

  1. Softspin’s recent rise in the cricketing world has sparked discussions about whether their spin-heavy lineup could potentially challenge the Virat Kohli-led juggernaut. With an array of talented spinners in their ranks, Softspin has demonstrated their ability to dominate on turning tracks, posing a unique challenge to even the most formidable batting lineups.

    While Virat Kohli’s team has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in all conditions, Softspin’s spin-centric approach presents a fresh challenge that could test their adaptability and resilience. As the cricketing world eagerly anticipates potential showdowns between these two powerhouses, fans are excited to witness the clash of strategies and the battle for supremacy on the field.

    Only time will tell whether Softspin can indeed topple the Virat juggernaut, but one thing is for certain: the prospect of such encounters adds an extra layer of excitement to the sport, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.

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