Former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja has backed India skipper Virat Kohli to perform well in the upcoming final of inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) against New Zealand, starting from June 18 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Virat hasn’t scored a century in over 1 year and 6 months. His last Test hundred came against Bangladesh during the historic Day/Night match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in November 2019.
Since then, the 32-year-old batsman has played 7 Test matches but has not been able to smash another century.
Ahead of the summit clash against Kane Williamson-led side, Raja pointed out that Kohli knows what he needs to do to succeed in the all-important game.
The 58-year-old also explained how a slight shift in the foot movement can help Virat Kohli to find his groove back.
Speaking to India News Sports, Raja said, “What I have seen in his batting off late, he has been playing cross the line towards the leg side, breaking his wrist. If he maintains his position and plays straight and then plays his flicks, then it won’t be a problem anymore. However, he knows what he needs to do. So, there is nothing to worry about it.
“Sometimes you think too much and put yourself under pressure of not getting runs or centuries. As long as he plays the first 20-25 over straight and doesn’t break his wrist very much, he can succeed in the WTC final,” Raja added.