New Delhi: Virat Kohli is battling very poor form in IPL. He has been out for a duck thrice. He has his worst average in IPL 2022 since 2008. He has scored 236 runs in 13 matches at an average of 19.67. For a long time, his bat has not scored a century. Kohli, who is going through poor form, has been advised by many legends to take a break from cricket. Former coach Ravi Shastri has also asked him to take a break. Now Virat Kohli himself has admitted that there is no harm in following Ravi Shastri’s advice.
Unable to contribute to the team
Virat Kohli said on Star Sports in a video on Thursday, I am in the happiest phase of life. I have gone through bad times. This is the evaluation phase for me. Kohli said that more than my performance, I am sad that I could not contribute for the team. This is the thing that bothers me.
Where is the problem happening?
Kohli said, I do not know where the problem is happening. I can’t keep it behind me. I want to learn from this phase, I want to understand what are the core values of being a sportsperson. Kohli further said, I do not care what people are saying. Ravi bhai’s point is important for me. They have been watching me and my cricket closely for the last six, seven years. He knows my conditions and the truth about cricket. Kohli said, it is important for everyone to give himself time, work on fitness and then prepare himself better and return to the field. There is nothing wrong in this. I will definitely discuss this with everyone. Will talk to Rahul bhai and Indian team management.
reset the mindset
Physically, it’s not so much about the fitness you maintain but it’s about resetting the mindset, which you should do. Kohli further said, I don’t think there is anything wrong in this. He further said, I know where my game stands and how you will face the situation. You can’t come this far in your international career without the ability to counter all kinds of bowling. So it’s an easy step for me.
first published:May 19, 2022, 9:31 p.m.