Bengal batsman, Manoj Tiwary suggests Virat Kohli seek advice from Rohit Sharma in respect to leaving the deliveries outside off-stump. Tiwary’s comments come after the Indian skipper was once again dismissed poking a Ben Stokes delivery outside the body and nicked it off to the wicket-keeper Ben Foakes in the fourth Test in Ahmedabad.
Virat Kohli has been under immense scrutiny – for not scoring a hundred since November 2019, however, he has scored crucial half-centuries in that period. In the ongoing series against, Kohli has been dismissed twice on duck and ends the series with 172 runs at 28.67 with 2 fifties.
Sometimes there are questions about Virat Kohli’s batting: Manoj Tiwary
In contrast to Kohli, Rohit Sharma has been tremendous with the bat against England, on pitches that have been challenging for batsmen. The Indian opener is the second-highest run-scorer of the series with 345 runs at 57.50. Moreover, he has displayed great restrain while playing against the seamers with the new ball by leaving deliveries outside the off-stump – prompting Manoj Tiwary to say that Kohli should look for some advice from Rohit.
The former K0lkata Knight Riders batsman points out that Kohli’s weaknesses in the channel outside the off-stump are privy to everyone, and the bowlers have looked to expose it regularly for years.
As quoted by Timesnownews.com, Manoj Tiwary said, “From what I have seen today, Virat should have left that ball. One should always remember the advice of batting great Sunil Gavaskar as he says that’s the batsman whether batting in the top or the middle order should always give at least half-hour to themselves to get settled on the pitch. You should know how to leave the balls. Today Rohit Sharma showed us the art of leaving the balls.”
“You can leave balls when you are confident about where your off-stump is. Everyone knows that sometimes there are questions about Virat Kohli’s batting as he gets confused about where his off-stump is.
“When you world’s number one batsman then you sometimes believe that you will be able to play every ball. But the way this ball bounced, Virat should have left it. Virat should take clues from Rohit Sharma regarding leaving the balls which are outside the off-stump,” Manoj Tiwary added.