India were dealt a major blow when Virat Kohli was ruled out of the second Test match versus South Africa with a back injury.

Despite his big talks, Virat Kohli has failed to get going in the ongoing Test series between India and England. The India skipper has disappointed his fans and cricket experts. Former India cricketer Maninder Singh wants Virat to keep his ego in his pocket.

Ahead of the Headingley Test, Kohli was asked to reveal the success mantra in English conditions. The 32-year old said the batsmen need to keep their egos in their pockets if they want to score runs in England.

Maninder advised him to start doing what he preaches.

“Before the Test match, Virat Kohli had said that in these English conditions you’ve got to keep your ego in your pocket. And I think that is absolutely right. If he tries to dominate like Virat Kohli usually does, these are not the pitches where he can bat like that,” he was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.

“He needs to spend some time there as he did on the previous tour where he scored almost 600 runs. Once you know the pace and know how much the ball is seaming around, then you can carry on playing your shots,” he said.

“These are not flat Indian pitches, where you can just put your foot forward and start driving. And what Kohli preached, he will have to practice. Keep your ego in your pocket,” Maninder added.

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