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Indian batsman Virat Kolli leaves Australian fans trembling with video from net session

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Virat Kohli took to social media this week ahead of India's clash with Australia to demonstrate what he does best, batting. 

The Indian captain, who is the number one ranked batsman in the world, is just eight runs away from reaching 1,000 career runs - a milestone he is likely to reach during India's first Test against the Aussies on Thursday. 

As you can see in the video below, Kohli demonstrates his undeniable ability as he times every delivery to perfection as the sound of the ball flying off the bat proves. 

The Australian bowlers will certainly be watching it through their fingers.

Kohli is seen hooking, driving and advancing down the wicket to everything his Indian teammates had to throw at him.

It usually requires something pretty special for any video related to cricket to go viral but once you watch this (and turn the sound up) you can understand why it has impressed many cricket fans.

Ahead of the daunting prospect of trying to get Kohli out, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has urged the Australian bowlers to try and disrupt Indian skipper's rhythm at the crease.

"You have to be able to impose yourself on the game in a way other than using your mouth. You've got to use your actions and your skills and if they do that, then they can definitely unsettle him," Ponting said. 

Furthermore, former Australian bowler Jason Gillespie thinks stopping Kohli early before he records too many runs will be crucial to the outcome of the series. 

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"You need to be switched on from ball one," Gillespie said. 

"Because if (Virat) Kohli has faced 20-odd balls and he has got more than 10-15 runs, he usually gets a significant score.

"And that is why it Is so crucial to impact early. There cannot be any warm-up deliveries against Kohli."

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