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I don't copy anyone, but won't mind copying Kohli: Pope

Press Trust of India  |  Wayanad (Kerala) 

Ollie Pope is normally averse to copying any other cricketer's style, but the young England batsman Saturday admitted that is someone who he doesn't mind imitating.

The 20-year-old batsman was in awe of Kohli's batting technique and said watching him, especially in the Test where beat England by a whopping 203 runs, was a treat to his eyes.

"I usually don't try and copy other players, but one I wouldn't mind is Kohli, to be honest," said Pope, who is currently on a tour to with the England Lions.

"I think the way he (Kohli) played there (in Nottingham), it was awesome to play against him and see him first-hand. The way he stood outside his crease when he batted and tried to negotiate the swing. He was who I enjoyed watching and I learnt a lot from him," he added.

played superb knocks of 97 and 103 to help India register its lone Test win over England in the five-match series last year.

Pope made his Test debut against India at the age of 20 and batted at the crucial No. 4 spot, and by his own admission the experience was "surreal".

"I sort of experienced the ups and the downs within two weeks of cricket, which has actually put me in good stead for the future. It doesn't really get bigger than that," Pope said.

"The Test series was a good way of me to understand what sort of a I was. Mentally I felt I coped with all of that pretty well.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 20:15 IST