Former India wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta believes Virat Kohli misjudged the ball that led to his dismissal in the first match against the West Indies at Eden Gardens. The former India captain scored 17 before being caught at long-off.
After Rohit Sharma’s dismissal, he came out to bat and looked comfortable at the crease. In the 13th over of the Indian innings, the 33-year old came out of the crease on Fabian Allen’s delivery and dispatched it over cover.
However, the ball found the inside half of the bat and was caught by Kieron Pollard.
“A bit unusual shot from Kohli. The former skipper made a miscalculation because there was not much turn on offer. I think Kohli looked for turn, but the ball didn’t turn and it found the inside half of the bat. He tried to go towards cover; had he tried to play it straight, he would have found the middle of the bat.”
According to a former player, Kohli is unlucky, and he is not out of form.
“Kohli is not out of form. The time he was there at the crease, he looked comfortable. May be he is not picking the right ball to score runs. You can call him unlucky. I think he needs time to adjust to his new role in the team.”