Srinagar: Former India batter Mohammad Kaif has hit out at India star batter Virat Kohli for giving away his wicket during 3rd ODI against Australia.
Virat Kohli slammed his 65th half-century as the former India captain scored 54 off 72 balls in the series decider at Chennai.
Spinner Agar was third-time lucky when David Warner took a simple catch at long-off to remove an on-song Kohli in the 36th over.
“It was a chip shot. There was no planning. The ball had gone one bounce to Warner in the previous over. He just survived there. If you want to hit a six, you have to commit. When Virat Kohli decides something, he does it with certainty. You cannot play a half-hearted shot. When the ball becomes soft, the ball doesn’t travel. You will not be able to hit the ball into gaps, you will have to put power there,” Mohammad Kaif told Star Sports.
“It was a good knock. It was a typical Virat Kohli innings. He put in the hard yards. He pushed the ball into gaps and ran. It was not a very big target – 270 means approximately 5.25 runs per over, so you have time, you were not chasing 350. He took his time there. He hit a four and a six in Agar’s over, which gave him momentum,” Kaif added.