Kohli’s Discipline Making Him Greatest Batter On The Planet: Chopra
Virat Kohli is indeed one of the most aggressive batsmen in contemporary cricket — Because of his steady accomplishments over the previous decade, he owns various batting records at the elite level. On the other hand, he has not played brilliantly in the past couple of years and failed to score a single hundred. Despite reaching fifties, the 33-year-old is not yet able to transform them into huge hits.
Former India Test opening batsman Aakash Chopra has stated that Virat is still not performing with a risk-free attitude recently, that’s why he couldn’t able to score vast, which is undoubtedly a concern for Team India.
In the ongoing home series versus West Indies, he scored only 26 runs from 3 matches, along with a duck. He had only got 17 runs in the 1st T20 International.
‘Risk-Averse’ Aakash Chopra On Regret Around Kohli’s Form
“Virat Kohli never used to do like this earlier, that if a six is not required, he never used to hit it and scored through singles or fours. He was risk-averse, that he will not play the risky shots at all. That is what Virat was all about but now he is not playing like that and that is a bit of a concern,” said Aakash Chopra.
“The way Kohli got out, discipline was making him the greatest batter on the planet, what would have happened if that shot had gone for a six? Nothing would have happened, you wouldn’t have won the match because of that six. But when you get out, the team is also stuck slightly”, he added.
“Kohli did not score runs again and the way he is getting out, that’s very unlike him. We are doing very little conversation about Virat Kohli, which is never a good thing. We are not even talking about him, that is hurting me, that must be hurting him,” he added.
In the 1st T20I, West Indies scored 157/7 after their 20 overs. In their chase, Team India opening pair captain-Rohit Sharma and partner Ishan Kishan seemed formidable with a 64-run opening partnership well before the middle-order combo of Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer guided the hosts over the end of the race by 6 wickets.