In the present Test match series versus England, Indian captain Virat Kohli has failed to score runs. In 5 innings, he has only scored 124 runs at an avg of 24.80. In the 3rd Test match, he scored a half-century, his only 50 in the series thus far. Here is Irfan Pathan About Virat Kohli Struggles.
Irfan Pathan About Virat Kohli Struggles
Several analysts have expressed their opinions on Kohli’s fitness, which has sparked a buzz of debate. Former India cricket player Irfan Pathan feels that Kohli’s recent poor record is due to his competitive mindset rather than any technical difficulties. Pathan also stated that the Indian captain’s dominance is the cause of his poor performance.
“I feel more than the preparation, Virat Kohli looking to dominate is forcing him to play deliveries outside off-stump. It is just that small thing. More than technical, Virat Kohli’s aggressive thinking is causing him problems.” Pathan said.
Virat Kohli’s aggressive thinking is causing him problems: Pathan
England’s attackers have been relentless in their pursuit of Kohli’s cherished off-stump wicket. They persuaded him to execute the deliveries to be captured behind the wickets by delivering in precise lengths and demonstrating great discipline. Former Indian batting coach Sanjay Bangar, on the other hand, believes Kohli has lost the patience fight with England’s bowlers.
“The bottom line as far as I am concerned is that Virat Kohli has not shown the patience that England bowlers have shown against him. That was the only difference,” Bangar said.
Bangar also spoke on Kohli’s removal from the series. He noted that his dismissing method differs somewhat from what he used in 2014. “He has not got out defending a lot of times. He has gone towards the ball in all his dismissals. If you see his dismissals from 2014, he did not get out playing the drive as many times as he got out defending. I feel he is playing the sixth or seventh stump delivery, which is not required to be played,” Bangar added.