Former India skipper and one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, Sunil Gavaskar has suggested the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain, Virat Kohli, to stick to his strengths in order to regain his form in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.
Gavaskar’s comment came after Kohli was dismissed by Avesh Khan for just 12 runs off 11 balls in RCB’s sixth match of IPL 2021 against the Delhi Capitals at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The 32-year-old batsman has scored 163 runs so far in six games in the IPL 2021.
Though RCB are leading the points table at the moment with five wins out of six games, they would like Kohli to fire at the top order.
“Virat hasn’t fired yet. He sets such high standards for himself that every time he comes out to bat, people expect a big innings from him. I just want to say maybe he should not be the tickler, he should be the puncher,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports Network.
The 72-year-old feels that Virat should hit the ball hard instead of looking to “tickle” early on in the innings to find some consistency in the IPL 2021.
“He tried to tickle the ball for a single, he should be looking to hit the ball the way he drives, the way he punches it around the extra cover area so that’s exactly what he has to do,” the Indian batting legend added.