‘There should be a gap of at least 7-8 months between repeating a mistake’ – Virat Kohli recalls MS Dhoni’s advice that has stuck with him through his career
Virat Kohli added that this advice from MS Dhoni has stuck with him.
Updated - Jan 10, 2022 4:50 pm
The shot that Rishabh Pant played in the second innings of the 2nd Test match at Johannesburg has been the talk of the town. Off the third delivery that he faced, Pant came down the track to a short delivery from Kagiso Rabada, edged the ball to the wicketkeeper, and departed for a duck.
And now, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has opened up on this topic. Kohli opined that the batter will be the first person to know whether the shot that he has played is right or not. Kohli also said that the mindset of the player should be understood as well.
“We’ve had conversations with Rishabh Pant at practice. The batters know before everyone else when they’ve played a shot to get out if that was the right shot or not. It is important to understand the player’s mindset at that moment. Everyone makes mistakes,” said Virat Kohli ahead of the 3rd Test match against South Africa.
Virat Kohli opens up on the advice given to him by MS Dhoni
Virat Kohli also revealed an advice that MS Dhoni gave him. Dhoni had told Kohli that there should be a gap of at least 7 or 8 months before a player repeats the same mistake, and only then will the player experience a long career at the international level. Kohli concluded by stating that this advice from Dhoni has stuck with him.
“MS Dhoni once told me there should be a gap of at least 7-8 months between repeating a mistake. Only then can you have a long career. This piece of advice really stuck with me,” concluded Virat Kohli.
The 3rd Test between South Africa and India will begin on 11th January 2022 at Cape Town.