Virat Kohli Had A Relatively Poor Series Against The WI: Vikram Rathour
Team India’s legendary batsman, Virat Kohli has been not at his best with the bat in recent years. The spectators all around the globe are very eager for the 33-year-old to score his 71st international hundred in the past couple of years. Kohli set a new bottom in the just-finished series versus the West Indies, failing to register a solitary 50 for the 1st time since 2015.
In response to the no.3 batsman’s inability to score large runs, India’s present batting coach Vikram Rathour stated that he does not believe Kohli is in a downturn even though there has been no discussion about that as well.
We have started our preparation for T20 WC in Australia: Rathour
“There have been no specific conversations with him. I personally do not think Virat is going through a lean phase at least in this format, in T20Is and ODIs, he has done well for us lately. I understand he had a relatively poor series against the West Indies, but no conversations as such. He is batting well in the nets, we are happy with the kind of preparation he is putting in so no conversations, I am certain in one of the coming innings, he will bat well,” said Rathour.
The former Indian captain had a dismal one-day international series versus the Windies, scoring only 26 runs from 3 games with figures of 18, 8, and 0. The T20I series versus the same opponents are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, February 16, which would be exciting for India’s №3.
Rathour also expressed excitement about the team’s planning and preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. India will be hoping to do better this time after an upsetting group-stage defeat in the 2021 T20 WC.
“That is the focus, we are looking towards the T20 World Cup in Australia, once we have our team, till the time we have everyone available, it is hard to say what everyone’s role is going to be, but so far, that is the focus. We have started our preparation for Australia, I do not think we have any issues looking at the batting we have,” Rathour concluded.