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Srinagar: Former India cricketer has dropped a major update on the future of struggling former India captain Virat Kohli.

While India is currently playing ODI series in West Indies, Virat Kohli was giving a rest
Former cricketer’s like legendary Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar questioned the decision.

They argued that the tour of West Indies could have been ideal preparation for Kohli to get some runs before the Asia Cup, but as things turned out, it wasn’t the case. t

There are also reports floating that Kohli might be part of India’s tour of Zimbabwe to end his slump but nothing concrete has emerged on the same.

Now Former India spinner and member of the IPL governing council, Pragyan Ojha given out major update on Virat Kohli’s future.

“By comeback I am talking about getting runs. Once a batter of his calibre gets a few runs going, then things change drastically. And I am sure as I am hearing that after the West Indies tour, he will be going for all the series thereon. I don’t think he will take any breaks, which is a great thing. He should be doing that. I don’t think there is an issue in his skill or anything else. He’s been batting brilliantly, but sometimes how you handle yourself mentally matters. Keep in mind the schedule. Look at Ben Stokes… he just said ‘boss, we’re not vehicles that you just put petrol and we start running’. At times his effects everybody. But I am saying that, Virat must play every chance he gets because if you don’t play how will you get the confidence?” Ojha told Jamie Alter on his Glance chat show, The Alternate View.

The former left-arm spinner feels that perhaps Kohli is mentally not there, which is common given how cricket has changed during the Covid pandemic.

“When you look at Virat’s batting, it is not about the skill or that he’s not timing it well or his fitness has taken a beating. He’s just there, and I think better than others with his work ethic and discipline. The only thing is that maybe mentally he’s a little caught up somewhere. Maybe that’s why he’s been regularly taking breaks,” Ojha added.

“We have to understand that the last couple of years were very challenging with the bio bubbles and all, and you don’t know how it affects someone individually. What Virat has done for Indian cricket, he is getting the right kind of backing, but personally I feel that he should have been there in the West Indies because this was a great opportunity for him to make a comeback and get some great runs.”

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