“We need to ease up on him,” says former England spinner on Virat Kohli ￼
Virat Kohli neglected to get moving in the third T20I against England as he scored only 11 runs while Graeme Swann has issued advice to Indian fans, saying if they value the “asset”, then they need to go easy on Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli neglected to get moving in the third T20I against England as he scored only 11 runs. His innings began in the most ideal way as he struck a boundary and a six, but in trying to force the accelerator, the batter fell.
In the series against England, Kohli enlisted scores of 1 and 11, and the discussion about his future in the T20I arrangement has gotten forward momentum.
Former England spinner Graeme Swann has issued advice to Indian fans, saying if they value the “asset”, then they need to go easy on Virat Kohli.
“Maybe when you have got a player as good as him, if he was English and I was in the English media, I would be saying hey, we need to ease up on him, we need to take pressure off our star asset so that he performs rather than putting more undue pressure on him, just saying,”Swann said on the Sony Sports Network after the third T20I.
“As a player, you would feel the pressure from fans and fans have a job, that you can make it easier for your players or you can make it harder. If you do not want Virat Kohli in your team anymore, by all means, keep on heaping the pressure or if you value the asset, then go easy on him,”he stated further.
Former India batter Ajay Jadeja says Kohli should be given a little more time and it will only get better for Kohli going ahead.
“It comes with this territory because the expectation is so much, Virat Kohli, we have just gotten used to him scoring runs and hundreds game after game. I am with Swann; he is your asset and you have to let him be. Let him play, you know what you are going to get,”said Ajay Jadeja on Sony Sports Network.
“You know what is the best of Kohli, at the moment you are probably getting the worst of Virat Kohli. He is only going to get better, I am with Swann, take the pressure off him rather than putting more on him. Give him a little more time, let him take more time, you are trying out players anyway, why don’t you give him a little extra time,”he added.
The three-match ODI series between England and India will begin on Tuesday at the Oval, London.