Gambhir backs Kohli to deliver a big innings
Former Indian left-handed batsman Gautham Gambhir supports the Indian skipper Virat Kohli to deliver a big knock during the second Test against New Zealand.
There are some criticisms being made on the batting form of Indian skipper Virat Kohli as he is in a drought of three digit scores for a while in all three formats of the game. In the first Test against New Zealand also he lost his wicket cheaply in both innings.
Meanwhile former Indian left-handed batsman Gautham Gambhir came in support for Virat Kohli regarding the recent criticisms on him and said that the Indian skipper will be more dangerous if he is riled up.
“From a distance, it seems Virat Kohli is in a similar situation. He was asked before the start of this tour if saw it as a revenge series after losing to them in the 2019 World Cup semifinal. At the time Kohli replied, ‘Even if you want to think of revenge these guys are so nice that you can’t get into that zone.’ I am not sure if this part of Virat Kohli really works for him,” the 38-year-old wrote.
Gambhir added, “He (Kohli) is at his best when he is riled up when he has a contest. Revenge may be an exaggerated thought but I am not sure of “nice guys” emotion either. I think Kohli is wired up to be that emotionally charged sportsperson who can play a cover drive with the calmness of a sage and then lead his troops like an animated cheerleader”.
Regarding the second Test, the former player said that Virat Kohli should play with five players. “I think Kohli should play five bowlers. He should play Ravindra Jadeja in place of Hanuma Vihari whether the wicket is flat or a green top,” he added.