Murphy impressed everyone with his bowling on his debut tour

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Australia did really well in the four-match Test series against India, especially in the third Test in Indore, where they won by 9 wickets. Nathan Lyon was declared the ‘Player of the Match’ for taking 11 wickets and destroying the Indian batting. Todd Murphy, another spinner in the team, has also been performing exceptionally well in the series.

He was picked ahead of the experienced Ashton Agar in the first Test and has not disappointed his team. Murphy has taken many wickets in the series, but he is most proud of dismissing Virat Kohli three times in three games. He also became the first bowler to get Kohli out stumped during the second Test in Delhi.

Murphy reveals how it feels to bowl to Indian stars

In an interview with Fox Sports, the off-spinner revealed that bowling to the likes of Kohli, Rohit, and Pujara has been a daunting task on his debut tour.

“I look back to Nagpur and when (Kohli) walked out to bat, I was at the top of my mark just thinking. ‘Wow, this is as good as it gets to get to bowl to a guy like that. To be able to have that for the first three Tests. And a couple of really good battles has been awesome, and really enjoyable. No different to bowling to a lot of their guys … standing there, it’s daunting at times but it’s also very exciting,”

Murphy was quoted as saying by Fox Sports.

According to Murphy, his training for the one-day matches in Victoria and his participation in the BBL with the Sydney Sixers equipped him with the necessary skills to perform well during the India tour, especially in utilizing side-spin to his advantage throughout the series.

It’s something that I’ve been able to work away while playing a lot of white ball cricket. Just varying seam positions and speeds, and I think that’s been able to hold me in decent stead over here. Obviously that I can just sort of adapt to whatever need be.”

Murphy said.

Todd reveals on bowling a few overs in Indore?

Despite being in excellent form, Todd Murphy stated that he was not bothered about bowling fewer overs in Indore. In the third Test, left-arm spinner Matt Kuhnemann worked more closely with Lyon as they bowled in tandem.

Also playing with Nathan Lyon there’s different roles I’ve got to play, so to be able to do that. And be able to come out of different scenarios has been handy for me.

the Victoria-born cricketer said.

Steve Smith talked about it before the last Test – putting your ego away and just knowing that you’re only going to come on and bowl short spells at times, and it doesn’t mean you’re not bowling well. Just accepting that … if you want to be able to work, the three of us, you’ve got to be able to do that.”

he concluded.

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