Former Indian captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has come out and offered his help to Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli amidst severe criticism over his form across all formats. Gavaskar stated that he is ready to help Virat with his faulty technique.
Virat Kohli Hit A New Low In His Career
Former Indian captain, Virat Kohli is going through a lean patch in his career for a long time now and his lean patch has become the talk of the town.
Virat Kohli has last scored an international century in 2019 and ever since then, the ton has kept on evading him. He hit a new career low in the recently concluded series against England. He ended the entire tour with only 75 runs in six innings across the three formats. This is for the first time that Virat registered five scores of less than 20 in the ODI format.
Sunil Gavaskar Offered To Help Virat
Recently, in an interview, Sunil Gavaskar claimed that if he gets to spend just 20 minutes with Kohli, he could help him with certain issues. Gavaskar stated that having been an opener batter himself in the past, there is some advice he could give to Virat Kohli which could help him overcome his lean patch. He said:
“If I had about 20 minutes with him, I would be able to tell him the things he might have to do. It might help him, I am not saying it will help him but it could, particularly with regards to that off-stump line,”
He added: “Having been an opening batter, having been troubled by that line, there are certain things that you try and do. If I get 20 minutes with him, I might be able to tell him,”
Gavaskar further highlighted that the problem in Kohli’s case is that his first mistake is turning out to be his last. He explained that since he is struggling to score runs, he is trying to play every delivery in order to overcome his barren run. He said:
“It goes back to the fact that his first mistake turns out to be his last. Again, just because he is not amongst the runs, there is this anxiety to play at every delivery because that is what batters feel, they have got to score. You look to play at deliveries that you otherwise won’t. But he has gotten out to good deliveries as well on this particular tour,” concluded Gavaskar.