India vs Australia: Peter Siddle Taunts Stand-in Captain Virat Kohli

In the absence of injured Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli will lead India in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane, starting December 4.

Updated: November 13, 2014 22:46 IST
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Australian pacer Peter Siddle in practice.

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Melbourne: Australia paceman Peter Siddle has wasted little time throwing a psychological dagger at India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, saying the batsman could expect a harsh reception from players and fans on tour Down Under. (Also read: Rohit Sharma slams record knock of 264, gears up for Australia)

Fans at Brisbane's Gabba gave England paceman Stuart Broad a welcome he would never forget in the opening test of the Ashes series last year and Siddle said 26-year-old Kohli might also find himself a target. (Virat Kohli will enjoy captaincy in Australia: Dravid)

"Obviously the captaincy is going to be a bit daunting for him, coming in for a big test series inAustralia and taking over," Siddle told reporters on Thursday. (Rohit Sharma can be India's X-factor: Virat Kohli)

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