Sunil Gavaskar, the great batsman, has encouraged Virat Kohli to pursue Sachin Tendulkar’s assistance in regaining his batsmanship. Kohli, 32, does not have the greatest of experiences in international cricket over the previous 24 months, having failed to hit a century in that time. Despite a lot of half-centuries, he has yet to reach the three-figure milestone. Here is Gavaskar’s advice for Virat Kohli.
Gavaskar’s advice for Virat Kohli
On a personal level, the present Test series versus England has been a disaster for Kohli, despite India winning the 2nd match at Lord’s by 151 runs. Gavaskar seemed anxious because the Delhi-born batsman has been exposed by hitting away from the body from outside off-stump.
“That is a bit of a worry for me because he is getting dismissed at the fifth, sixth, and even seventh stump. In 2014, he was getting out more around the off-stump,” Gavaskar said in an Interaction.
Say to himself that I am not going to play the cover drive: Gavaskar
Gavaskar was firm in his suggestion that Kohli speaks with Master Blaster right away about his batting difficulties. The experience also cited Tendulkar’s performance in Sydney in 2004 as a model for Kohli to replicate.
“He should give a quick call to Sachin Tendulkar and ask ‘what should I do?’. He should do what Sachin Tendulkar did in Sydney. Say to himself that I am not going to play the cover drive,” he added.
Virat had approached Tendulkar in 2014 when he was having a bad time on the England visit. Despite MS Dhoni’s departure from the biggest format, he regained his form and even became India’s regular Test captain during that year.
Virat has so far recorded scores of 0, 42, 20, and 7 in the ongoing Test series. In the due to the large, James Anderson moved on to defeat him for the 7th time. Sam Curran as well as Ollie Robinson also have been managed to get under Kohli’s skin.
In the current match, England is ahead by 42 runs, with all ten of their first-inning wickets preserved. India had been bowled out for 78 runs earlier in the match as the speed bowlers of the Three Lions created devastation.