Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar feels he can help Virat Kohli regain form if he gets to spend 20 minutes time with the batter. Kohli has had a forgettable tour of England with the bat across all three formats. He looked good for his starts but couldn’t manage to convert them into big knocks.
His string of scores in the recent Tour of England are 11, 20, 1, 11, 16 and 17. He is not part of the Indian squad for the upcoming Tour of West Indies, where India will be playing three ODIs and five T20Is. With no century since late 2019, several former players have spoken out about the long rope being given to Kohli.
Amid all the criticisms, Sunil Gavaskar has stated that he might help Virat Kohli regain his form. Speaking on India Today, the veteran said:
“If I had about 20 minutes with him, I would be able to tell him the things he might have to do. It might help him, I am not saying it will help him but it could, particularly with regards to that off-stump line.”
“Having been an opening batter, having been troubled by that line, there are certain things that you try and do. If I get 20 minutes with him, I might be able to tell him,” he added.
“We will work on the issues” – Rajkumar Sharma on Virat Kohli
Kohli will have a lot of time in his hand to work on his game after being rested for the upcoming limited-overs series against West Indies. His childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has stated Kohli can come and work in the academy to get things in order.
“This academy is his own ground. Earlier, he did not have time but when he has got some time then he can spend some time with himself over here and practice. I would really love it if he comes here and he enjoys and feels comfortable in this place,” Rajkumar told to ANI.
“There is no issue with his form. The balls on which he got dismissed were great deliveries but yes if he comes to me which I think he will, then definitely we will work on the issues if there are any,” he added.
While there is no news about his participation in the Zimbabwe series, Virat Kohli will play the Asia Cup scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka next month.