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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Virat Kohli Form: 17 runs in 22 balls, hidden in this shameful innings is the great glimpse and future of Virat

The 2018 tour of England was the turning point for Virat Kohli’s Test career. The whole cricket world was stunned to see what he did here. Against the English conditions and the all-time great fast bowler or rather cannon bowler Jimmy Anderson, he not only fought, but also won. When Kohli went to England in 2014, Anderson caught him on the off-stumps and the effect was that the Indian batsman averaged only 13 in the series. Something similar happened this time also. Kohli completely misses the bat.

Kohli’s poor form can be gauged from the fact that he scored 11, 20, 1, 11, 16 and 17 runs in 6 innings while batting in one Test, 2 T20Is and 2 ODIs in England. It by no means defines his stature. However, Sanjay Manjrekar feels that it was in Virat Kohli’s last innings that he got a glimpse of his greatness and future.

He said in an article for Hindustan Times – Making a spectacular comeback in England, Virat left the problem of getting out on balls outside his off-stump in 2018 by standing outside the crease and ending the swing. . This is the best technique to play swing. He was playing completely on the front foot and completely skipped the back foot, which is the old principle of playing the ball late. He got the advantage and scored more than 600 runs.

If Virat Kohli’s bat is not scoring runs then he should be dropped from the team. We all want him to return to form. If needed, he should play domestic cricket also for this.

Kapil Dev, former Indian captain

He added, “However, I feel that the front foot did not benefit much, rather he had shown the mental fortitude to subdue Anderson at any cost. Mental toughness meant he was dropping balls outside the off-stump. You remember it or not, but Kohli had not played a lot of off-stump balls at that time. The cover drive is Virat’s first shot so you can imagine his mental toughness. It must have been really difficult for them. Regarding poor form, he said that I believe that it is not his brain but technology behind it. In the last innings of the series in South Africa, he scored 29 runs in 3 hours 13 minutes at a strike rate of 20.27. This was clearly evidence of a man whose self-confidence has waned.

…and that’s why an innings of 22 runs is special.
Sanjay Manjrekar, who has played international matches for India and known for his impeccable commentary, made a big statement about the innings at Old Trafford. He said that I was very excited to see Virat’s innings at Old Trafford on Sunday. Even though she only lasted 22 balls, it gave me great hope. Virat played at least 5/6 balls in that innings like he hadn’t in a long time. He played two shots behind the square on the leg side. It was because he was taking a very short stride. It helps you understand the ball when you play late. It is said that the longer you play the shot, the more it will help you in scoring and hitting the field.

I need 20 minutes in the nets with Virat Kohli. I can solve the problem of getting out on balls that go outside the off-stumps.

Sunil Gavaskar, former Indian captain

Manjrekar further said- It seemed to me that Virat was rewinding the clock till the time when he was not only a front foot player. He was eager to go ahead and play the shot, but also used the backfoot a lot. This shows that this great batsman is keeping an eye on his technique and now it will not take him much time to make way.

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