IND vs WI: Every Cricketer Goes Through This Phase Where He Is Unable To Score - Wasim Jaffer On Virat Kohli

Published - 18 Feb 2022, 11:43 AM

Wasim Jaffer
Wasim Jaffer (Credits: Twitter)

Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer insisted that the 33-year-old Virat Kohli will eventually get out of the slump and will get back to his scoring ways.

Kohli failed in the 3-match ODI series against West Indies due to a lack of patience and over-aggression, something that is typically not seen from the talismanic batter. Even in the first T20I, he went hard early even though the target wasn’t daunting. Speaking about the same, Jaffer believes Kohli will get back his consistency soon enough.

I am sure he is working as hard behind the scenes as he has been doing all these years, and with the same intensity. But, every cricketer goes through this phase where he is unable to score despite trying his best.”

Virat Kohli
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Virat Kohli needs to show a little bit of patience. Once he breaks that barrier, I am sure we will see consistent scores from him again,” Jaffer told in a conversation with ESPNcricinfo.

“Don’t think it is a cause for concern” – Wasim Jaffer on Ishan Kishan’s knock in first T20I

Ishan Kishan was asked to open alongside Rohit Sharma in the first T20I but he failed to impress. He couldn’t get his timing right at any point and struggled his way to a 42-ball 35 before being dismissed.

Even though Ishan Kishan scored at less than a run-a-ball, I don’t think it is a cause for concern. We were not chasing such a big target (in the 1st T20I). We all know how he bats when he is in rhythm.”

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan. Credits” BCCI

I am sure Rohit Sharma and the team management will show faith in him, and they should. It was a one-off innings from Kishan. So I really don’t see any changes there,” Jaffer added.

India won the first T20I by six wickets courtesy of a good bowling performance followed by a strong showing from the middle-order batters. The second game gets underway on Friday at the Eden Gardens.

Also Read – India vs West Indies Head to Head Records, India’s Head to Head Record Against West Indies– West Indies Tour of India 2022, 2nd T20I

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