Virat Kohli’s Prolonged Lean Patch and the “Mental Issue Behind It,” according to a former captain of Pakistan
Former Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq has spoken about Virat Kohli’s performance and what he needs to change.
Due to Rohit Sharma’s injury, the Indian cricket team will mainly rely on veterans like Virat Kohli against England in the Edgbaston Test, which starts on Friday. Kohli, though, enters the match off a protracted dry spell that kept him from scoring in the triple digits since November 2019. The former Pakistani captain then went on to discuss Kohli’s problems over the previous 2.5 years. Rishabh Pant will back up Jasprit Bumrah in the fifth Test, which was rescheduled without Rohit Sharma.
“When there are too many noises in your head, your ability to respond and play the ball—the coordination between your mind and body—is harmed. No matter how great you are, automation suffers. It’s natural. People are fantastic, but they can sometimes make things more difficult. So for chasing the ball away from the off-stump and nicking it at the fourth or fifth stumps, Virat Kohli is frequently criticized. We can see the mechanical flaw, so why does he continue to do that? There’s a problem with their mental health, Misbah said during a discussion on the ICA Sports YouTube channel.
“He’s trying to take control. Virat Kohli has an “I must conquer” mentality and is self-centered. However, what is occurring is that you are working too hard in some areas. Your comfort zone is left behind. The stress is building. So the only way to get out of the stressful situation is to leave it. I may provide my personal perspective. That has happened to me once or twice. I went back and played club cricket. Recall that automation returns as soon as you score runs, regardless of the caliber of the bowlers you are facing.
India’s Test squad:
Jasprit Bumrah (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Mayank Agarwal