Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan has shed light on the reason behind the Indian skipper's struggle against the hosts.

Virat Kohli has failed miserably in the ongoing Test series against England. Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan has shed light on the reason behind the Indian skipper’s struggle against the hosts. All of his dismissals have come outside the off stump.

According to Irfan, Virat is out cheaply because of his aggressive mindset.

“I feel more than the preparation, Virat Kohli looking to dominate is forcing him to play deliveries outside off-stump. It is just that small thing. More than technical, Virat Kohli’s aggressive thinking is causing him problems.” Pathan said on Aakash Chopra’s YouTube channel.

Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar feels Kohli has not shown patience against the England bowlers.

“The bottom line as far as I am concerned is that Virat Kohli has not shown the patience that England bowlers have shown against him. That was the only difference,” Bangar said.

“He has not got out defending a lot of times. He has gone towards the ball in all his dismissals. If you see his dismissals from 2014, he did not get out playing the drive as many times as he got out defending. I feel he is playing the sixth or seventh stump delivery, which is not required to be played,” he added.

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