Sunil Gavaskar, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
Sunil Gavaskar, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Last Update on: February 10th, 2022 at 07:52 pm

Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar believes that Virat Kohli has shown glimpses of his old self but luck has not been on his side in the last few matches.

Kohli still averages in the high 40s in the last few matches but Gavaskar feels that luck has deserted him. Kohli took his time in the second ODI but fell to Odean Smith while attempting to drive.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Luck (What is Kohli missing?). Every batter needs a bit of luck. Every batter needs a situation where he plays and misses an edge. Every batter needs a situation where he edges the ball and the catch is dropped or the ball falls short of the fielder. He hasn’t quite had the best of luck in the last few matches. Don’t forget, he got fifties in South Africa,” Gavaskar told Star Sports.

“They bowled well to Virat Kohli” – Ian Bishop

Former Windies cricketer Ian Bishop opined that the West Indies bowlers are bowling to Kohli with a set plan and it has worked so far. They have tested him with bouncers before bowling full deliveries to the 33-year-old.

I thought they (West Indies pacers) bowled well to Virat Kohli. They did not overdo the short-ball bit. Odean Smith set it up wonderfully, the way he pushed Kohli back and then got a fuller delivery.”

Sunil Gavaskar

Kohli looked to set himself up for a big one and then he got that one after being pushed back. Smith bowled it in that lovely area, inviting a drive but not fullish enough to play the shot. I thought that was good bowling,” Bishop mentioned.

India won the first two ODIs and the third game will be an opportunity to test their bench strength.

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