- Former Pakistan captain and chief selector said - The period Virat is going through comes in the life of every player.
- Inzamam gave the example of Mohammad Yusuf and Saeed Anwar, said - Virat will now score more runs than before.
- VVS Laxman said that the biggest reason for Virat's problem is his bat angle against swing bowling.
Virat Kohli, who failed with the bat during the New Zealand tour, has been openly defended by former Pakistan captain and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq. According to Inzamam, those questioning Kohli’s technique should look into his hands. Haque said that there is no problem in the batting technique of the captain of Team India. If Kohli’s technique was bad, he would not have scored 70 centuries.
Virat was able to score just 38 runs in four innings of two Tests against New Zealand. Questions arose because more runs (44) were scored by fast bowler Mohammed Shami.
These are just bad rounds or bad patches
Inzamam defended Kohli in a video posted on his YouTube channel. Said, “I am surprised that people are questioning Virat’s technique. Did you forget that he has scored 70 centuries with this technique. Somebody says that his bat comes from the street. Someone says the backlift is more. Nothing like that. This round comes in every player’s career. When he is fighting with himself. I can guarantee one thing that Virat will now score more runs than before. The same thing happened with Mohammad Yusuf. When he came to me, I just told him that there is no need to change anything. You have scored thousands with this technique. “
What were the other batsmen doing
The former Pakistani batsman, known as Engi, further said, “I assume that Virat is a flop in New Zealand. But, what were the rest of the batsmen on the team doing? The truth is that this is all part of the game. My Virat has only one advice – don’t worry. This phase will pass very soon. There is no need to change technology. You just see, he is going to come out as a dangerous batsman. He is very strong mentally. Saeed Anwar and Sourav Ganguly played amazing in the off side. But, sometimes your strong side becomes your weakness. So, don’t worry big. Soon everything will be alright. “
Laxman said – bat doesn’t come straight
Former batsman VVS Laxman analyzed Kohli’s batting technique in a TV program after Kohli’s lbw in the second innings of the Christchurch Test against New Zealand. He said, “The biggest reason for Virat’s problem is his bat angle against swing bowling.” The rest is not a problem. There is no need to take care of LBW or other things. Even in England, we saw how he got out. Especially against James Anderson. Look at the way he got out in this series as well. Actually, his bat on the ball comes from a particular angle. Because of this, there is a gap between the bat and the pads. In this situation they do not have time for adjustment. The same problem was seen in both innings of this series, and especially the second Test. “