Virat Kohli’s run-making struggles continue to be the hot topic that is being discussed in Indian cricket circles and also by the fans alike. The Southpaw has not been able to get out of the rut of bad form that continues to haunt him. The maverick batsman last scored a century way back in 2019 and ever since then, he has had a string of low scores to boot.
Even as the future is looking bleak for the former Indian skipper, he has found solid backing from support staff, teammates, and more importantly, current captain Rohit Sharma, who has supported Kohli to the hilt and said that Kohli will come good at some stage and he is also very much in the mix with regards to the team’s plans for the 20-20 World Cup that is to be held down under later on in the year.
The former India fast bowler and current coach of the Gujarat Titans, Ashish Nehra has said that he is very confident of Virat Kohli coming back to form and scoring the big runs like he always used to.
“When you don’t perform, not only (when it’s) Virat Kohli, there will be discussions even if you are not a player of Kohli’s calibre. When you are playing it is important to focus on your game and not on the so called outside noises that are outside the dressing room. It is important to know how your team-mates, coaches , support staff and selectors are backing you,” Ashish Nehra said when he was asked the question by Timesofindia.com in a media interaction.
“But we are talking about a guy like Virat. Yes, it’s not written anywhere that I guy like Virat will keep playing for India even if he does not score runs. That will not happen, but when you have done so much in the past , you will always get extra chances,” the former India pacer and Indian 20-20 title winning coach of the Gujarat Titans added.
“At the age of 33, fitness isn’t a problem for him (Virat). Everybody knows his accomplishments and the talent that he has. “Everyone is hopeful that Virat Kohli will come good – let’s hope for a different Virat after the West Indies series, this rest will be helpful for him, he can comeback stronger” The former India fast bowler said.