Virat Kohli says Indian bowlers `must not allow freedom` to Oz batsmen

ANI| Updated: Oct 16, 2013, 12:51 PM IST

Sydney: Feisty Indian batsman Virat Kohli has said that Australian batsmen have been too free to express themselves and said that his team`s bowlers must shut down the tourists.

According to, Australia`s high-octane starts have set the tone for the series, and Kohli says India must put a stop to them in order to get back into the seven-match ODI series.

Kohli said that there were a lot of players with belief in their ability in the Australian side, adding that they came out and expressed themselves but India now knew their game plan and how they were going to play in this series.

He added that during the last two games, Australia had come out all guns blazing while batting and India needs to counter that and make them work for their runs rather than let them play freely and be in their zone.

The 24-year-old also addressed India`s perceived weakness against the short ball, which was exploited beautifully by Australia in the opening game, the report said.