New Delhi: Former Indian cricket coach Ravi Shastri has issued a statement regarding former India captain Virat Kohli. Kohli is currently playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Kohli seems to be struggling for a run these days. It is being said that Kohli is not in good form at the moment. So Ravi Shastri said that Kohli is mentally tired as he needs to take a break.
Virat Kohli has scored more than 40 runs in just 7 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the current IPL season. Kohli was dismissed for the first ball in the IPL match on Tuesday. RCB beat Lucknow Super Giants by 18 runs with the help of a 96-run innings from captain Faf du Plessis.
Meanwhile, former India coach Ravi Shastri has advised Kohli to rest. He has said that he has been playing cricket for a long time. Cricket has been playing bio-bubble for several years now due to Corona. With this, Kohli is mentally exhausted. If you want to see the best cricket in the remaining years of Kohli’s career, you need to rest.
Kohli should rest before the England tour
Ravi Shastri told Star Sports that Virat Kohli is going through a bad phase right now. He still has 6-7 years left in his career. In such a scenario, Team India should ensure that they do not get Kohli in trouble, especially when the fatigue caused by the bio-bubble is a cause for concern. Kohli’s mind is already tired of meeting the expectations of the fans and other responsibilities. I believe Kohli should rest before the tour of England.
“When I was the coach of Team India, I emphasized one thing, empathize with the players,” said Shastri. If you do something forcibly, a thin line is formed in which the player loses himself to prove himself. In this case, you need to be very careful.
Kohli desperately needs rest: Peterson
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen also agreed with Shastri’s point of view and said that Kohli would have to stay away from sports and social media to give him new energy. Peterson said, ‘He’s involved in a lot of things. He is the biggest star of this game. Virat Kohli desperately needs some rest. He has to stay away from social media and re-energize himself. ‘
Virat Kohli, 33, has not scored a century in the last 100 matches in all three formats (Test, ODI, T20). He left the T20 captaincy of both Team India and RCB just last year. He has also relinquished his Test captaincy, while he has been removed from the captaincy of the ODI team.