Former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes that now the IPL seems to be over, Virat Kohli should take breaks from cricket before India travels to England for the final Test of their incomplete series.
Virat Kohli will have to take breaks from cricket now the Indian Premier League has completed (IPL). Kohli finished the 2022 season with 341 runs scored in 16 games at a strike rate of 115.99 and an average of 22.73.
Kohli, the only player to have managed to score 6000 IPL runs to date, suffered an incredible slump in performance this season, falling for a golden duck three times.
Kohli is one of the players who’ve been rested for India’s upcoming five-match T20I series against South Africa, but he has been named to the Test squad that will face England in the rescheduled fifth match of the 2021 series.
The home T20I series against South Africa will take place from June 9 to 19, while the rescheduled fifth Test will take place from July 1 to 5.
‘He is a legendary player going through a tough phase’: Michael Vaughan
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has stated that Kohli should take a break from the game.
“He is a legendary player who’s going through a tough phase. Two or three years ago, you could turn on the tv or show up at the stadium and know Virat was going to have to score a hundred.”
“He was just going through those phases where he appears to be getting a hundred each time he batted. Isn’t it a career? You never go through your entire career and everything is so simple,” Vaughan said on Cricbuzz.
“All he needs is a break. Go spend some time with your family, then fly to England and start hitting some balls again” Michael Vaughan Added.
Kohli finished the 2022 season with 341 runs scored in 16 games at a strike rate of 115.99 and an average of 22.73.