Sunil Gavaskar wants Virat Kohli to take help from dressing room
Sunil Gavaskar share words of wisdom for the Indian skipper
Published - Jan 10, 2018 11:19 am | Updated - Jan 10, 2018 1:04 pm
After the third day’s play was washed out, it was going to be an interesting battle for victory in the first Test at Cape Town. However, the Protea quicks prevailed as the Indian batsmen could not withstand the fast wicket, succumbing to a 72-run defeat.
Interestingly, prior to the 4th Day’s play, former Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar shared a few words of wisdom for the Indian skipper. Gavaskar, who is part of the host broadcaster “Supersport” TV’s commentary panel, called upon Kohli to be “smart” and opined he should take advice from the dressing room.
Speaking to Sony TEN1 TV ahead of the penultimate day’s play, he said, “ Slip positioning should be a little bit better. First and second slips are little too close as if they are encroaching on each other’s territories. They have to widen. It is all about being smart today.”
Gavaskar said when asked about Kohli’s role as a leader, “If Virat can be smart, take inputs from coach and support staff…while on the field you are so pressed and you don’t see the obvious. Perspective from the support staff can make a big difference.”
Indians face an uphill task ahead of the deciding second Test
The Indian team will face an uphill task to reclaim their foothold in the three-match Test series. The first Test clearly highlighted one thing, Indian batsmen’s struggle to cope with the fast wicket in South Africa. The batting line-up fell like a pack of cards. Thus, with the batsmen evidently struggling against pace, the Indian colts will need to pull out something special out of their sack if they wish to overturn their fortunes.
With the batting unit failing to deliver in the rainbow nation, it is yet to be seen if the team management comes up with any changes. Both the cricket teams next lock horns at Centurion in the deciding second Test in a grueling contest to establish their dominion.