Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has identified Virat Kohli’s batting form as a major source of concern for Team India as they prepare for the T20 World Cup. Vaughan stated that Kohli will face more pressure in future T20Is, especially if the younger players continue to thrive.
The former Indian skipper had another dry spell in the T20I series against England, hitting only 12 runs in two games. He attempted to stay upbeat and take on the bowling, but he failed to create an impression once more.
Virat Kohli Will Be Under Pressure If The Younger Guys Keep Performing: Michael Vaughan
Many former Indian cricketers, including Kapil Dev and Ajay Jadeja, have questioned Kohli’s ability to maintain an uninterrupted run in T20Is despite his falling numbers. Vaughan told Cricbuzz about his thoughts on the trendiest topic in Indian cricket right now:
“It’s Virat Kohli that the big question mark is about. When he’s at his best, he gets in. But, there are going to be big question marks over Virat the next time he plays T20 cricket if these players keep producing the magic when they come into the side.”
Kohli has had a long run of low scores now. When he was drafted back into the side for the 2nd game, there were question marks why Deepak Hooda was dropped who had a terrific series against Ireland and had scored runs at a quicker pace in the first game. Kohli’s form has been a concern since the IPL where he registered just 2 half-centuries and his strike rate was below par throughout the season. On the other hand, Hooda had his best IPL season ever.
Rohit Sharma has publicly backed Kohli but even the captain will run out of patience if Virat doesn’t get back amongst the runs.