Sanjay Manjrekar wants Virat Kohli to relook at his batting method as he is getting too defensive. Kohli scored 79 off 201 balls in the first innings of the third Test. His fifty came off 158 deliveries, his second slowest in Tests.
“I think he has got to look at this method of scoring runs. I don’t believe in this thing of ‘who tells Virat Kohli anything about how he should bat. He is one of the all-time greats’. Roger Federer has a coach who travels with him, keeps telling him about things he needs to improve on. Every sportsman needs some kind of guide. And I think this method is making life a little more difficult for Kohli.”
He further added that Virat could have reached his hundred had he batted more positively. “Kohli has other shots as well. We are saying he ran out of partners and hence missed a hundred. But the Virat Kohli of old, with all the shots that he used to play, would have got a 130 in the same number of balls.”