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Cricket News: The frank assessment of Virat Kohli's break by the former captain of India
Cricket News: The frank assessment of Virat Kohli's break by the former captain of India
Cricket News: The frank assessment of Virat Kohli's break by the former captain of India
Cricket Cricket News: The frank assessment of Virat Kohli's break by the former...

Cricket News: The frank assessment of Virat Kohli’s break by the former captain of India

Cricket News: Intense public discussion has surrounded Virat Kohli’s terrible batting performance, particularly as the Indian national team is preparing for this year’s World T20 in Australia. The star batsman has gone nearly three years without recording a century in any of the three formats, which has led to a heated discussion about where he fits into the system as it stands.

In the fifth and final Test at Edgbaston, Kohli, who is currently off on the West Indies tour, could only muster 11 and 20 runs. He also continued his batting slump in the Twenty20s, scoring just 12 runs in two innings. The poor performance persisted even in the One-Day Internationals. With scores of 17 and 16 in the two 50-over games in England, Kohli’s miserable streak continued.

Sanjay Manjrekar, a former batter who will likely be on the Indian team for the forthcoming Asia Cup, thinks Kohli should have participated in every international match after taking so many breaks in recent years. The 33-year-old has only participated in four 20-over matches since the last World T20, two of which were against the West Indies and two of which were against England.

“I think they should have played Virat Kohli in every international match possible, whatever the format because Virat has had his breaks. People are advocating that he should take some breaks and he’s had his breaks. If you look at the last two years, he’s not played a lot of International cricket,” said the cricketer-turned-commentator on SPORTS18’s show – Sports Over The Top.

“Maybe there’s some logic there that we don’t know about. Maybe they had a chat with Virat Kohli, but my personal view is the more Virat Kohli would’ve played and especially these matches would’ve been better for him.”

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, a veteran Indian bowler who has overcome numerous obstacles to achieve his spectacular turnaround in international cricket, was also lauded by Manjrekar.

Despite the pacer’s fair share of ailments, nobody ever questioned his ability to swing. His problems started in 2018, when he was forced to skip the Test series in England due to a back issue. He also suffered a hamstring injury during the 2019 ODI World Cup, which prevented him from travelling with Australia.

“Bhuvneshwar recently gave an interview, and he is at his peak at the moment. Eighteen months back, we thought he may not have an international career. But he has bounced back superbly and is a certainty to make the T20 world cup squad. And he said, ‘The more I bowl, the more I get my rhythm’,” said Manjrekar.

“Bhuvneshwar Kumar clearly has said like it is with a lot of players when you’re going through a rut, the best way to come out of the rut is by playing. So, hopefully, that will happen soon.”

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