Cannot teach them how to bat, says Mike Hesson on working with greats like Virat Kohli IPL 2022


Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson believes that no one can teach players to bat like Virat Kohli and it is only about adding to the aspects that the cricketer already knows. Since joining RCB in the year 2019, Hesson has worked with star players like Kohli and AB de Villiers.


Referring to working with players like Kohli, Hesson told RCB Podcast, “Of course you can’t tell them how to bat, that will be the last thing you do. It’s just that you have to add to the aspects that they already know.

Kohli, who led RCB till last season, has been retained by this franchise. The upcoming season of the Indian Premier League will be played in Mumbai and Pune from March 26.

“When you play in competition, you don’t want to create uncertainty about a player’s technique,” said Hesson, a former New Zealand coach.

“So most of our coaching or discussion is about that you see something that is not right, you have to look at it for some time and then you ask questions because they are great players for some reason,” he said. ‘

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