No Steyn, No Difference: Kohli

Published: 25th November 2015 06:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th November 2015 07:00 AM   |  A+A-

NAGPUR:If Hashim Amla saying Dale Steyn is unlikely for the third Test didn’t surprise following the fast bowler’s injury-induced absence in the second, Virat Kohli’s reaction to the news indicated the frame of mind he wants his team to be in. “We’ve played him enough times and scored enough runs against him. It doesn’t make a difference if he’s playing or not. We treat every bowler the same way. It’s not certain that everyone will do well. We treat everyone equally. It’s eventually a cricket ball coming out of anyone’s hand. It’s not the name that we play. You got to back your ability to tackle whatever is thrown at you,” the skipper treated it as news, rather than good news. Man of the Match in South Africa’s innings win in Nagpur in 2010, Steyn has a groin problem. Amla said two pacers and two spinners with the additional spin of JP Duminy is what he might go for, adding that he expects the pitch to be ‘sporting’.

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