Virat Kohli’s form remains a matter of concern for the Indian team. Former captain Kohli could not touch the 20-run mark in any of his six innings in all three formats during the recent tour of England. His poor performance, which started from IPL 2022, continues even now. He has not been able to score any century for the last three years. He had scored his last century in the day-night Test match against Bangladesh in November 2019. Since then many veterans have been criticizing him. However, there are some who are supporting Virat. Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal has also openly supported Kohli.
Akmal told paktv.tv, ‘He is a completely different player. Everyone goes through such phase. Some players struggle for a short time while some go through this time for a long time. Kohli needs just one big innings to return to form. His faith, passion for the game, makes him stand out. Do you think a player, who has scored 70 centuries, will listen to those who are asking him to drop. Those who have played one or two matches are also sharing their knowledge on Kohli. I laugh at such people.
Akmal, who has played 53 Tests, 157 ODIs and 58 T20Is for Pakistan, stressed that it is important for Kohli to stay positive. He said, ‘Footwork, bat swing, head position, shoulders… it all goes well. A player deals with all these things on his own. You have to keep your mind positive. Think about what you have done well in the past. There will be a lot of opinion but you have to maintain your focus.