Salman Butt feels Virat Kohli has to either stop playing the drives for a while or go on offensive to rediscover his form. While India registered a comprehensive win in the first Test, Virat scored just 35 and 18 runs against the Proteas.

Butt agreed that some technical flaws have crept into Kohli’s game.“There are only two ways Kohli can come out of this bad patch. Either he completely abandons the drive for a while and relies on other shots or he goes all out and tries to hit his way out of trouble. If he wants to play a long innings, he will have to concentrate extra hard to not drive balls outside the off stump. If he manages to do that, things could start to flow again. But it all depends on how he wants to do it.”

He also opened up on the scenario when Rohit Sharma comes back with both KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal doing well in Test cricket.

“When Rohit is back in the Test team, one of KL or Mayank can move down to three. That would make the best XI according to me. Hanuma Vihari is there, he has also done well. It’s a dressing room full of people with full credentials to play. A good headache to have.”

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