Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli has been struggling with his form for quite some time now. Last time Virat scored a century with his bat was in November 2019. Even in the ongoing India vs England Test series, Virat Kohli could not even score a single half-century in four innings.
The star batsman got off to a great and confident start in the second innings of the Ind vs Eng Lord’s Test but eventually failed to convert a good start into a big innings as he was dismissed for 20 runs off 31 balls by Sam Curran.
Meanwhile, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar is a bit disappointed with Virat’s batting approach and said that a big technical glitch has come into his game at the moment.
“That method has been successful for him. He has got 8000 Test runs with that back and across 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,” Gavaskar said on the Sony Sports network.
“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,” he added.
Further talking about Kohli, Gavaskar said: “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,” he added.
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