IND vs ENG: After Ravi Shastri, Michael Vaughan Advises Virat Kohli To Take A Break And Suggests A 3-Month Sabbatical

Updated - 07 Jul 2022, 05:19 PM

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan. (Photo: Twitter)

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has advised Virat Kohli to take a three-month break from cricket and spend a certain time with loved ones.

Kohli has not scored a century since November 2019 and looked underwhelming in the Test against England at Edgbaston.

Virat Kohli (Image Credits: Twitter)
Virat Kohli (Image Credits: Twitter)

In the rescheduled 5th Test at Edgbaston, England beat India, as Virat Kohli continued to struggle to reach his first international century since November 2019. Even Michael Vaughan, a former England skipper, has advised Kohli to take a sabbatical from the game after noticing that he is struggling to score runs the way he used to.

Virat kohli. PC- AFP
Virat Kohli. PC- AFP

It was not just a few days ago when Virat Kohli started having trouble with the bat. The 33-year-old appeared to be a shell of himself even during the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team’s Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Then, he was urged by former India head coach Ravi Shastri to take a short vacation from the game to rejuvenate himself.

‘He needs three months away from cricket’: Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan has joined the list in urging Kohli to take a break after the talismanic batsman extended his bad run of form to a new series.

“I pay close attention to Virat. I knew he was taking a break at the end of the IPL. But he appears to need a vacation. He appears to require three months off from cricket. “

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli Image Credit: The Indian Express

“Go sit on a beach and do what you can with your family because a 20-year career, which he is likely to get because he is such a good player. Is a three-month break going to have an impact on him? No. Will it be beneficial to him? “Yes,” Michael Vaughan said in a Cricbuzz chat.

On Thursday, July 7, India and England will play the first of three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches at Southampton’s Rose Bowl Cricket Ground.

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