IND vs SL: I Would Definitely Want Him To Come Back To The Academy – Virat Kohli’s Childhood Coach Rajkumar Sharma


Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma, while talking about Kohli said that the 33-year-old should return to the academy to make improvements in his batting.

In the recently concluded two-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka, where Virat Kohli played his 100th Test match, fans expected the batting maestro to smash his 71st century but he was unable to do that across three innings he batted in the two-match series.

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Virat Kohli and Rajkumar Sharma. Credits: Twitter

Speaking on the ‘Khelneeti’ podcast, Rajkumar said that Kohli should return to his basics to get back to his best form.

“Virat will need to come back to his basics. I would definitely want him to come back to the academy. I was thinking about this from yesterday and I am going to talk to him. The kind of confidence that he gets batting in the academy, he needs it,” he said.

He added that Kohli batted too cautiously in the series against Sri Lanka and he should bat a little bit freely.

“He is batting really well but unfortunately, he is batting too cautiously. If starts to bat a bit more freely, like he has his entire career then soon he will be back to his best. On such wickets, you need to take more chances like Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer did,” Rajkumar asserted.

Shreyas Iyer has shown a lot of flexibility in his approach –Saba Karim

Saba Karim
Saba Karim (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Indian wicket-keeper Saba Karim was highly impressed with the performance of middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer, who batted brilliantly in the pink-ball Test match against Sri Lanka, and said that the knock by the young Indian batter reminded him of Kevin Pietersen’s knock in Mumbai in 2012.

“Shreyas Iyer has shown a lot of flexibility in his approach. He realised that the only way to score runs on such a track was to have a positive approach.

“It reminded me of Kevin Pietersen’s hundred in Mumbai. Such attacking shots give a lot of confidence to the players like Iyer and Pant and that’s why they get a lot of opportunities to score runs.”

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