Former Pakistani Captain on Virat Kohli’s Prolonged Lean Patch and the “Mental Issue Behind It”
Misbah-ul-Haq, a former captain of Pakistan, has discussed Virat Kohli’s performance and what he needs to do.
The Indian cricket team will heavily rely on veterans like Virat Kohli against England in the Edgbaston Test, which begins on Friday, while Rohit Sharma is unable to play. However, Kohli enters the game after a protracted lean period that prevented him from scoring in the three-figure range since November 2019. So the former Pakistani captain continued by analyzing what went wrong with Kohli over the previous 2.5 years. In the fifth Test, which has been rescheduled without Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant will serve as Jasprit Bumrah’s backup.
“The coordination between your mind and body, which allows you to respond and play the ball, is damaged when there are too many noises in your head. Regardless of how amazing you are, automation suffers. It’s organic. Despite being amazing, people occasionally complicate things. Virat Kohli is frequently criticized for pursuing the ball away from the off-stump and nicking it at the fourth or fifth stumps. We recognize the mechanical error, but why does he do that? There’s a mental health issue there, “In a conversation on the ICA Sports YouTube channel, Misbah stated.
“He’s attempting to rule. Virat Kohli is self-centered and believes “I must conquer.” However, you are over-trying somewhere, which is what is happening. You leave your comfort zone. The pressure is increasing. Moving away from the pressurized scenario is the only way to escape it. I can speak from personal experience. I’ve experienced that once or twice. I returned and participated in club cricket. No of the caliber of the bowlers you are facing, keep in mind that automation returns as soon as you score runs.”
India’s Test squad:
Jasprit Bumrah (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mayank Agarwal
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