Here’s Why Michael Vaughan Wants Virat Kohli To Be ‘Selfish’: The Indian cricket team was defeated by England cricketers in the 1st T20I at Ahmedabad. England cricketers dominated the game from the word go. After restricting team India for just 124 runs, the England batsmen came out all guns blazing to allow the visitors to chase down the target with 8 wickets to spare.
However, one of the major concerns for the hosts in the form of the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Once again, Kohli failed to get going in the first T20I and was dismissed for a five-ball duck. Virat’s batting performances have been under the scanner for quite a while now.
The ongoing first T20I of the five-match T20I series against England at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium was once again a testament to Virat’s poor form as he was dismissed by Adil Rashid for a five-ball duck. In order to clear the infield, Virat took the aerial route however, he could only manage to hit the ball straight in the hands of Chris Jordan at mid-off.
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has now opened up on how Virat should approach his innings. Vaughan said that if team India wants to win the T20 World Cup, Kohli has to become a little more selfish.
Further, Vaughan opined that Kohli should give himself time to get his eye in initially and added that once he is able to do that there would be no stopping for him. He said:
“For India to get those big scores, be really effective, and go on to win the T20 World Cup, it will serve the team better if Virat is just a little bit selfish. A little bit more selfish in the first few deliveries, gives himself ten balls to get in. Even if he leaves out 3-4 balls in that, you know a couple of boundaries, and he will be on his way,”
Vaughan also said that he is never concerned about it as the Indian skipper never looks out of form. He concluded by saying that if the Indian legend is able to spend more time on the field, he will be back to his best. He said:
“I never get concerned with Virat’s batting because he never looks, in terms of movements, that he is out of form. But something will be triggering in that mind that is quite not right at the minute, but he’s only 10-15 balls away from being back to the Virat Kohli we know. He just doesn’t have to take too many risks too soon when he goes out there in the middle,”