Nasser Hussain spoke about the Indian cricket team captain’s recent form. He analysed the flaw in Kohli’s technique and said it would not be easy for the skipper.
Virat Kohli’s struggle against the moving ball in the ongoing 5-match Test series has been a major talking point. James Anderson and Ollie Robinson, Sam Curran made the Indian cricket team captain prey and caught behind the wickets on multiple occasions. Virat Kohli has managed to amass only 124 runs in five innings in the series so far at an average of 24.80. It started with a golden duck against Anderson in Nottingham and he recorded 55 as his highest individual score so far.
Indians who missed winning the first Test due to rain, won the second one in Lord’s. But the visitors failed to continue the form. The hosts made a strong comeback and registered an innings win over India at Leeds. The next between these two is scheduled at The Oval from September 2.
Nasser Hussain on Kohli
While the form has been frustrating, there have been a number of opinions regarding Kohli’s batting. Nasser Hussain, former England team captain became the latest one to comment on Kohli’s batting.
Naser wrote on his column for Dailymail, “Kohli has played at balls he could be leaving; he seems to have that slight technical issue I highlighted in these pages with the positioning of his back foot and he is not picking up the line of Anderson and Robinson. Virat Kohli is not sure whether to play or leave and whether to set himself for the inswinger or not. He doesn’t know what to do. It’s high-class bowling and it’s not going to get any easier for him.”
He further added, “He did go through a spell on the third day, admittedly against an older ball, where he was leaving it well. But it’s harder to leave the new ball because it swings later, and he was out again on Saturday in a familiar manner.”