Virat Kohli should take a break for 2-3 matches: Mohammad Azharuddin

Virat Kohli should take a break for 2-3 matches: Mohammad Azharuddin

Azharuddin mentioned that the former RCB captain's footwork wasn't on spot during the match against SRH.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli’s footwork has been lazy: Mohammad Azharuddin (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

One of the finest cricketers across all the formats, Virat Kohli is going through a lean patch in the ongoing IPL 2022. In Match 36 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Kohli was dismissed for a golden duck, which came at a consecutive manner in the tournament. The other batters of the team also could not be at the best of their abilities, with the team stuttering and eventually dismissed for a score of 68. After this fixture, former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin spoke on the form of Virat Kohli and shared a suggestion for him as well.

Azharuddin felt that Kohli has played too much cricket, and had a different view than the others who think the cricketer has taken frequent breaks in international assignments. He reckoned that the former RCB captain should take a break of 2-3 matches to be afresh, which would help him to stop thinking of failures and play positive cricket.

“Basically, I feel he has played too much cricket. I know a lot of people are saying that he has had much rest between the international matches. But if you play in IPL, day-in, and day-after, so I think his footwork has become quite lazy. Maybe as a player or person watching him play, I feel he should take a break for 2-3 matches and rejuvenate himself,” said Mohammad Azharuddin on Sky247.net presents ‘Not Just Cricket’ Show on CricTracker.

Virat Kohli’s footwork has been lazy: Mohammad Azharuddin

Azharuddin thinks that if the player is not scoring runs, he is bound to be under pressure to deliver in the subsequent match, and the cycle goes on if he keeps failing. He further added that Kohli’s abilities could not be doubted, but every player needs a break during his career. Azharuddin mentioned that the former RCB captain’s footwork wasn’t on spot during the match against Sunrisers. Kohli perished on the first ball of his innings, wherein Marcp Jansen induced an edge which was caught at the second slip.

“When you are not scoring well, you always have the pressure to score runs in the next match and so on. But, when you take the break of 2-3 matches, your mind is fresh and you sit and enjoy with the team. Virat is too good a player, and no one can doubt his abilities. But, his foot never went forward and if you stay at the crease when the ball is swinging, you are found wanting,” Azharuddin added.

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