new Delhi. When will Virat Kohli score his 71st international century? This question is not only in the mind of his fans, but veteran players are also waiting for it. But the wait is getting longer with every match. It has been 28 months now that Kohli scored a century in international cricket. In the recently concluded 2-Test series against Sri Lanka, he could not even score a half-century, far from a century. After this poor performance, for the first time in the last 5 years, his Test average fell below 50. The way Kohli is struggling to play big innings, his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma is not liking it. He said that the time has come that Kohli should return to the academy and work on the basics of batting again.
In a conversation with YouTube channel named Khelneeti, Rajkumar Sharma said, “Virat Kohli will have to return to the basics. I would like him to come to the academy. I have been thinking about this since yesterday. Now I will talk to Virat about this. The confidence that Kohli gets in the academy is very important for him at the moment.
Kohli not batting freely: Rajkumar Sharma
Virat Kohli K’s childhood coach further said, “He is batting well. But they are taking more precautions than necessary. He should bat freely like he has been doing since the beginning of his career. He said that on a wicket like Bangalore, you have to take a little risk, like Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant took.
Kohli struggling against spin bowlers
Childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma’s advice to invite Kohli to the academy seems to have merit. In 3 innings of the 2-Test series against Sri Lanka, Kohli scored 81 runs at an average of 27. Kohli was dismissed on all three occasions in the series while playing shots against spin bowlers. Many veterans believe that Kohli is not playing in the line of the ball. He is afraid of being LBW somewhere. Kohli’s last Test century was against Bangladesh in November 2019. Since then he has been out 30 times. Out of this, 11 times he has been victimized by spin bowlers. In the Test series against Sri Lanka too, he was a victim of spin bowler on all three occasions. In such a situation, they have to overcome their weakness soon.