Former India National Cricket Team all-rounder Chandu Borde has given a piece of advice to former India National Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli that was once used by the late Australian batting legend Sir Don Bradman.
Kohli, who is going through a lean patch, is currently on a break, having last played for India National Cricket Team on the England tour. After a poor run with the bat in the England series, where Kohli registered the highest score of 20 across 6 innings, the 33-year-old was rested for the West Indies tour. Also, he will be skipping the upcoming Zimbabwe tour and will be returning to the side in the Asia Cup 2022.
Meanwhile, former India coach Borde recalled India’s tour of Australia in 1969 and said that the skipper of the Aussies was going through a rough patch during that time and Bradman advised him to hit every ball in the practice session. He added that the advice of Bradman helped the Australian captain a lot and he smashed a century against Team India.
“We went to Australia in 1968. Their captain was going through a bad phase. Sir Don Bradman advised him to hit every ball in the practice session. After that he came on the field and hit a hundred against us,” Borde told India TV.
“I will give the same advice to Virat Kohli that Sir Don Bradman did. ‘Go, son, go into the net and hit every ball’ but to be honest, no one knows what will work for you in bad times.”
From Gavaskar to Tendulkar and me, every player has to go through this – Chandu Borde while talking about Virat Kohli’s lean patch
He added that the bad phase is a part and parcel of the game and batting greats like Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar also went through a rough patch during their careers.
“From Gavaskar to Tendulkar and me, every player has to go through this. You get out on a simple ball, you get out even after playing the best shot. I have not been able to find any conditional treatment till now to deal with this situation,” added Borde.
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