In the IPL nets, Virat Kohli is using every trick in the bag to prepare for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand, but not getting much help from current teammate and black caps pacer Kyle Jamison.
Jamieson, who is playing his first IPL after being bought by RCB all-rounder Dan Christian for Rs 15 crore, has revealed that he will be carrying two Dukes balls, which will be used in the WTC final in Southampton from June 18. Ziland.
However, when his RCB captain Kohli asked Jamieson to bowl with the Duke in the nets, the New Zealand player did not fall for that trick.
“Pretty KJ from Virat, just the first week we’ve been here. The three of us sat down after the nets and these two are talking about Test cricket.
“Virat said: ‘So Jamie (Kyle Jamison) did you bowl more with the Dukes ball?’ And they are talking about that thing.
“Jamie says: ‘Yes, I have two couples, I’m going to bowl a bowl before I go there’ and Virat says ‘Oh, if you want to bowl against me in the nets, I’m more than happy to face it’.
“Jamie said, ‘I’m not going to throw the ball at you!’ He sees his release point and everything Dukes does with the ball! (Laughs), ”Christian said on The Grade Cricketer’s YouTube channel.
Jamison troubled Indian batsmen, including Kohli, when he toured New Zealand early last year and that was the main reason why the Lankan pacer attracted a huge bid in the IPL auction.
When it comes to field activities at the RCB camp, Christian said Kohli is not as involved as other stars like AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell.
“You haven’t seen Virat much outside the field, you’ll see him a little bit.
“So AB (de Villiers) is the happiest, the most humble … there’s never a bad word to say about anyone, he’s always there from beginning to end. Maxie (Glenn Maxwell) remained the same from beginning to end,” Christian said.
Aiming to win their first IPL title, the RCB got off to a good start this season.