Virat Kohli has drawn criticism over his team selection and strategy following the defeat in the first Test against England in Chennai.

Team England is all set to take on India in the four-match Test series, starting from February 5 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Speaking about the challenge of playing in India, England’s wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler revealed that keeping the rival skipper Virat Kohli quiet will be the biggest challenge for visitors.

Virat Kohli had missed the last three Test matches against the Aussies following his return to India for the birth of his first child.  The English player feels that this small break would have rejuvenated the Indian skipper and he will be eager to score big hundreds for his national team.

“Virat would be coming back, had some time away from Test matches and he will be hungry to lead and play well, so it is going to be a great challenge.” Jos Buttler said as quoted by India Today.

Despite Virat’s absence, India defeated Australia in the four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy. Buttler praised the Indian players for their historic win.

“Obviously, the Australian series really showed world cricket the amazing strength and depth in Indian cricket. To go and win that series in Australia, when you are missing Virat (Kohli) after the first Test and having so many injuries, just shows there is fantastic strength and depth, competition in Indian cricket.”

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