Kohli Did Not Appear To Be At His Best: Sunil Gavaskar

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Gavaskar’s advice for Virat Kohli
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On the fourth day of the 2nd Test match against England, India captain Virat Kohli was removed for a low score for the 2nd time. Despite the fact that his great cover drive was on display for everyone to see, Kohli was unable to extend his stay and turn it into something more meaningful. Due to England’s cheap removal of India’s top-order batsmen, the burden was on Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to parry the opposition assault for a century stand. Here is Sunil Gavaskar About Virat kohli Performance.

Sunil Gavaskar About Virat kohli Performance

The Indian captain’s failure to score huge runs, though, was the talking point of the innings. Sunil Gavaskar, a former cricketer turned analyst, has disputed Kohli’s aim while making runs in the series.

During the first Test, James Anderson bowled to him for a golden duck following floating in the off-stump line and the ball twisted a little. The right-hand batsman couldn’t even avoid one Ollie Robinson delivery wide just outside of the off stump during the first innings of the Lord’s Test.

And the most recent one, when Sam Curran removed him for 20 runs, was identical. Gavaskar believes Kohli’s strategy is poor. “That method has been successful for him. He has got 8000 Test runs with that back and across the movement. But he is playing at deliveries way outside off stump and a little too early in the innings”.

“This time around, the foot is somewhere else, the bat is somewhere else, which means that he hasn’t really played well. It could be about this much-talked-about word intent but in a five-day game, every batsman goes in to score runs. It’s the method that differs,” Gavaskar said in an Interaction.

I think every batsman should be left alone to find his own method: Gavaskar

Despite scoring 42 runs during the first innings, Kohli did not appear to be at his best. He seemed more comfortable and quick at the wicket in the 2nd innings. Kohli, according to Sunil Gavaskar, should have been much more careful before taking his blows.

“When you talk about this ‘trying to take this attack to the opposition’ approach, and if that is what intent is, it can get you into trouble as we saw. I think every batsman should be left alone to find his own method. This is a Test match. In ODI and T20I, it’s a completely different situation, but over here, what they need to look into is get themselves in and try to play in the old-fashioned V. Play only when you have fought through,” Gavaskar concluded.

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