In his first Test cricket appearance in England, Virat Kohli had struggled against the moving ball, while James Anderson was the better of the duo.

However, Kohli went home and worked hard on his technique, thus pushing him up the ladder, to become the best batman in the cricket world and across all three formats of the game.

This was made manifest in the recent 5-match Test series between India and England as Kohli made history as the leading run-scorer of the series, before going on to claim his third double centuries so far in this year.

This series has seen Kohli score more than 600 runs yet, with an average more than 100. For James Anderson, who is England’s fast bowler, we are yet to see any spectacular performance from him in the series so far, thus meaning that between the duo, the Indian skipper is the clear winner.

And when asked about what he felt from the performance of the Indian Test Captain in the series, after Kohli’s double hundred at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, during the first innings, Anderson declined praising his skills, but was quick to point out some of his flaws in his technique.

Anderson also noted that the Indian pitches weren’t good enough for swing bowling,

His words,

“I’m not sure he’s changed,” Anderson said. “I just think any technical deficiencies he’s got aren’t in play out here. The wickets just take that out of the equation.”

“We had success against him in England, but the pace of the pitches over here just take any flaws he has out of the equation.”

“There’s not that pace in the wicket to get the nicks, like we did against him in England with a bit more movement. Pitches like this suit him down to the ground.”