“Virat Kohli mostly gets stuck at times with the deliveries outside off stump,” says former Pakistan pacer
Virat Kohli’s lean patch with the bat has turned into an interesting issue of discussion of late while former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed has discussed what separates Kohli from any semblance of Babar Azam, Joe Root, and Kane Williamson.
Virat Kohli’s lean patch with the bat has turned into an interesting issue of discussion of late. Virat Kohli has not enlisted a century since November 2019 and later, he has battled to play effective thumps.
Now former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed has discussed what separates Kohli from any semblance of Babar Azam, Joe Root, and Kane Williamson. Javed expressed that there are two sorts of “great players” – one is technically sound and the other who stalls out with a particular weakness.
“There are two types of great players. One is if they have is a soft area and they get a little stuck there, their rough patch continues. The others are technically sound players, whose rough patches cannot go for that long, like Babar Azam, Kane Williamson, and Joe Root. It is difficult to find their weakness,”Javed said on PakTV.tv.
“Kohli gets stuck at times with the deliveries outside off stump. James Anderson has dismissed him a lot,”he went on to say about the former India captain.
“If he goes to change something, I was watching the match; he is consciously trying to not play away from his body. If you change your technique or flow, the problems will persist. If he plays long innings back-to-back, then he will make a comeback,”he explained.
On a lighter note, the former pacer kidded around one likeness between India and Pakistan.
“Let’s take Kohli for an example; if he is not that confident, and India loses against Pakistan, they also face a similar situation like us. If he does not score runs, then questions will be asked ‘why did you play him?’
“Then questions tend to arise that why they didn’t play an in-form Deepak Hooda, suppose. But in UAE pitches, you are playing in the sub-continent so the chances are there that you might come back into form,”he said.
India and Pakistan will play the upcoming Asia Cup clash on August 28 in Dubai.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Standby: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.