Shane Watson, Delhi Capitals (DC) assistant coach, said that with all that he has achieved thus far in his career, Virat Kohli has earned a lifetime’s worth of credit and can choose when to play and when not to. This comes after Kohli’s abysmal outing in the IPL 2022, where he has 128 runs in 9 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Virat Kohli has been struggling for runs for the past 3 years or so. His last century in any form of cricket came in a Test match against Bangladesh in November 2019 and since then, he has not scored another ton in either international cricket or in the Indian Premier League.
Kohli also stepped down as India’s Test and T20I captain in the last six months or so and was replaced as the ODI captain with Rohit Sharma taking over in all the three formats.
He Will Come Good, Everyone Knows He Will Come Good: Shane Watson On Virat Kohli
Reacting to reports that Virat Kohli will be picked for all the series for Team India unless he decides to take a break, Shane Watson said:
“Virat has got close to a lifetime’s worth of credit. He’s just been so good for so long. He will come good, everyone knows he will come good. Whether it is him making a decision to take a little bit time off, whether he thinks he needs that? He’ll be able to find it very quickly.
You don’t lose your skill at all. At times, it can be suppressed a little bit. Either the situations or that you’re a little bit tired or whatever can happen in the game of cricket. No one’s ever gone through their career and been able to score runs non-stop for a long period.”
“Virat is so good that he’ll just find his way. He’s got a lot of credit in the bank, he’s got a lot of cash in the bank for being that good for so long,” Watson added.
Shane Watson said that it is important for Virat Kohli to be in a good frame of mind.