Kohli will be disappointed with his shot selection: Ravi Shastri

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Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Former India team director and an all-rounder Ravi Shastri is very impressed with the way captain Virat Kohli batted today and feels that Kohli would be disappointed with his shot selection in the last few innings.

“I think he will be disappointed with his shot selection in the last few innings. He has played shots which he could have avoided,” Shastri said during lunch on Day I of the second Test against New Zealand at the Eden Gardens.


Shastri says that the urgency to get going quickly can sometimes be a problem.

“It can also be the other way round. If you’re out of form, you tend to get on quickly. You look for boundaries to build your confidence and search for a boundary early on,” he added.

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Since hitting, the wonderful double hundred against West Indies in West Indies, Kohli has failed to hit sensible knocks. In the next three tests against West Indies in the four match series, he made only 51 runs overall. In the first test of the home series at Kanpur, he could manage only 9 and 18.

In the 2nd test at Eden which commenced from today, Kohli was at the crease when India had lost two early wickets. Black Caps fast bowler Matt Henry snapped both the openers – Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara – to push Indi on the back foot in the morning session. More trouble followed after Kohli was also shortly dismissed by Trent Boult after having a sluggish time in the middle.