Nasser Hussain suggests that the Indian skipper should repeat his batting tactics for the 2018 trip to England.
Hussain went on to say in the article that after failing to fire during India’s tour to England in 2014, Kohli returned with some changes to his technique. Kohli has returned as a much better batter.
“I conducted a lesson for Sky with Virat after he claimed he changed his approach after a poor tour of England in 2014. Kohli’s back foot was not moving the way he wanted it to in that series, his alignment was badly off, and he was nicking too many balls,” he wrote.
When he returned four years later, he made certain that his rear foot was more squarer and pointed towards the cover point. It led to a lot more productive series versus Anderson and company, but his back foot is no longer moving the way he wants,” the 53-year-old said.
Kohli has batted in four innings in series, scoring 69 runs, with his highest score of 42 coming in the Lord’s test. Kohli must address his technical flaws as soon as possible if he wants to have an impact in this series. And the major source of worry for supporters is that he is wasting his wicket in the same manner. Kohli nicks deliveries pitched outside off and gives simple catches to the wicketkeeper or slip fielders.
There are two more tests remaining in the series, as well as one inning of this test match. Do you think our skipper, Virat Kohli, will make a return in this series? Will this be a re-enactment of his 2014 blunder?