Virat Kohli once again failed with the bat this time in the first T20I against England at Ahmedabad. Before the match, Kohli had hinted that team India will play an aggressive brand of cricket even if they lose early wickets. Kohli was true to his words and tried attempting a big shot when he was batting on 0.
The Indian captain badly mistime a lofted drive and was caught at mid-off for a duck. Once Kohli departed chances of India posting a big total also diminished and they could only make 125 runs which proved to be very little. Kohli’s poor form continues which is now starting to become a big concern considering India will play a lot of big matches later this year.
Virat Kohli needs to be a little selfish when he comes out to bat- Micheal Vaughan
Now former England captain Micheal Vaughan has advised Kohli to be a little selfish when he comes out to bat. Vaughan believes that if India is aiming to win the T20 world cup later this year than they need Kohli batting at his best. He added that Kohli should take his time when he is at the crease as he has the ability to accelerate once he is set.
“For India to get those big scores, be really effective, and go on to win the T20 World Cup, it will serve the team better if Virat is just a little bit selfish. A little bit more selfish in the first few deliveries give himself ten balls to get in. Even if he leaves out 3-4 balls in that, you know a couple of boundaries, and he will be on his way”, said Vaughan in a chat with Cricbuzz.
Meanwhile, Vaughan also stated that he never gets concerned about Virat Kohli’s batting. The former England captain pointed out that Kohli is just 10-15 balls away from getting his form back but he must be selfish about his batting by taking his time before attempting big strokes.
“I never get concerned with Virat’s batting because he never looks, in terms of movements, that he is out of form. But something will be triggering in that mind that is quite not right at the minute, but he’s only 10-15 balls away from being back to the Virat Kohli we know. He just doesn’t have to take too many risks too soon when he goes out there in the middle”, concluded Vaughan.