The second test match between India and England began at the home of the cricket, The Lords. India managed to score 276 runs losing only 3 wickets and they look in a commanding position after a brilliant knock from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Rohit Sharma had clear intent and he bashed bowlers for fun scoring 85 runs. On the other hand, KL Rahul scored a brilliant ton. lets look at VVS Laxman Analyses Virat Kohli’s Batting.
VVS Laxman Analyses Virat Kohli’s Batting
Virat Kohli scored 42 runs knock but he looked a bit shaky in between the innings. Kohli was later dismissed by Olin Robinson after facing 103 deliveries. Veteran expert VVS Laxman has analyzed what is going wrong with Virat Kohli in the recent tour.
VVS Laxman Analysed One Change in Virat Kohli’s Batting In Recent Tour
“The England bowlers bowled to very well planned and disciplined line and lengths to him. They know that the area to attack Kohli is on and around the off-stump. It is very clear that he doesn’t enjoy the ball in that region. They also tried to bring the oddball back in, which could hit Virat Kohli on the pads. There was also a barrage of bouncers when (Mark) Wood was bowling.” Laxman added.
Laxman has noticed that the Indian captain is shuffling way too much in and around the off-stump. With subject to that he mentioned that he didn’t shuffle too much during the 2018 England tour and Kohli scored 593 runs in that series.
“I was watching and comparing the shuffle of Virat Kohli from 2018 to the current Test series. And I just feel that in 2018, he wasn’t moving so much as he is doing now. That is the reason he is not able to play his shots outside off-stump a lot more freely. Subconsciously, he feels that those balls are supposed to be left. I just feel the combination of disciplined bowling and good execution of plans from the English bowlers and the shuffle, which is more than what it was in 2018,” he added.
With Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul on the pitch, India will be looking to add up around 150 more runs. Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja can play some quickfire knocks too which will have one foot ahead in the game.