India’s Test captain Virat Kohli has a habit of chasing wide balls outside the off-stump, often resulting in his dismissal in recent matches. However, Rajkumar Sharma, the childhood coach, has revealed how the Indian skipper made adjustments to counter the problem after an ordinary England tour in 2014.
Speaking on YouTube channel Kheelneeti, Sharma mentioned that Kohli’s trigger movement was more towards the off-stump, and he ended up playing the balls pitched wide of the off.
The 33-year old now tries to stay close to the middle stump, which helps him to leave the deliveries instead of chasing them.
“Virat Kohli made a similar mistake in England in 2014. I told him that as you are going more towards the off-stump, you think that you will be able to play all the balls. This is why he was not able to leave the ball well. Now, he is more at the middle and off-stump. Because of this, he is more aware of his off-stump and hence doesn’t look to play the balls that are on the 6th stump.”