Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar believes Virat Kohli would make life simpler for himself if he learns to balance his backfoot and front foot aggression.
Kohli seems to have made adjustments to his technique during his poor run of form, according to the veteran, and that was obvious during India’s Asia Cup 2022 Group A match against Pakistan on Sunday, August 28.
Back Foot Aggression With Front Foot Aggression Can Make Life Better For Virat Kohli: Sanjay Manjrekar
“A couple of things that I saw which I liked and something that I have not seen him do much before. If you remember he played three pulls in that innings. There was one hook that went for six, but there were a couple of pull shots that he played and those are the things that I look for you know as an analyst,” Manjrekar was quoted as saying to SPORTS18.
This is what excites me whether he’s trying to do anything different. Just getting a little bit technical, before the ball was delivered. On two occasions, he actually had a trigger movement where he went back in the crease, which meant that I think finally somebody’s got to him where he is now exploring the back foot play a little more,” he stated.
“I saw that happen in England, but still mostly onto the front foot. There was a catch dropped again on the front foot reaching for the ball. So, if he starts mixing back foot aggression, I’m not saying back foot defence. Back foot aggression along with front foot aggression, life might just get better, and those signs were seen in that innings against Pakistan,” Manjrekar added.
Virat Kohli would hope for a good game against Hong Kong.