Irfan Pathan underlined the importance of swing bowling, claiming that a hitter like Virat Kohli would be more wary of facing someone like James Anderson rather than Mitchell Johnson.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan, while emphasising the impact of swing-bowling, stated that a batsman like Virat Kohli would never be concerned facing someone like Mitchell Johnson, who has raw pace, but the Indian captain would be on his toes against James Anderson, simply because the latter is more likely to swing the ball.
Irfan Pathan stated that no batsman enjoys facing a moving ball since it puts even the greatest in the industry to the test.
For the record, when India toured England in 2014, Kohli had one of his poorest series in his international career. Anderson was the one who had bothered him with the shifting ball. In the same calendar year, the India skipper had struck four century on a tour of Australia with Mitchell Johnson.
“If you ask Virat Kohli, he will never be concerned about Mitchell Johnson bowling quickly because he knows he can come in, but he will always be concerned about James Anderson. When the ball is moving, no batsman in the world is at ease. Remember the corridor of uncertainty? It will remain open indefinitely,” Pathan wrote in his Playfield Magazine column.