Fine as a captain but Kohli has to do work as batsmen: Gundappa Vishwanath - Sportzwiki

Fine as a captain but Kohli has to do work as batsmen: Gundappa Vishwanath

  • Former Indian captain Gundappa Vishwanath praised Kohli for leadership skills but had a word of caution for the test captain.

    “He [Kohli] is certainly improving as captain. In fact, I would say he is developing in all respects, particularly in captaincy,” Viswanath told the Hindustan Times.

    “Virat needs to learn to stay at the wicket in Tests. He has strokes all around and sometimes he plays one too many. He gets out the same way too many times. He must avoid that,” he told the newspaper.

    “It requires a major adjustment. But to start with, instead of playing towards cover and cover point, he should play straight and to mid-off. And instead of following the ball, he should let it go,” he said.

    Vishwanath one of the finest Indian batsmen said that Kohli needs to learn of staying at the crease instead rather than playing too many strokes.

    Kohli took the charge of the Indian team when Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to retire from test matches in December 2014. Under the captaincy of Kohli, India defeated Sri Lanka on their soil after 22 years and also trashed the number 1 ranked side in the world South Africa 3-0. Kohli played 15 innings in test matches and scored 640 runs at an average of 42.67 and also in One-day Internationals it is even poorer. In the last 20 innings, he has only scored 623 runs at an average of 36.65.

    Indian is preparing to travel to tour Australia for 5 One day internationals and 3 T20 this month and he will be under pressure to perform.   

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