Former India opener turned famous commentator Aakash Chopra believes Virat Kohli should stop himself from being ultra-aggressive and stick to his tried-and-tested formula in the second ODI against West Indies as well. Kohli scored only eight runs in the first ODI before he was dismissed caught at long leg while playing a pull shot against Alzarri Joseph.
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra said: “Kohli has scored a lot of runs. This horse will keep running but the truth is that the mind space is not right at the moment. So go back to the basics, follow the formula to the T. The foot movement in order to make runs but in my opinion, there is no need to be overaggressive.”
The veteran has stated that Virat Kohli has not been in his usual self recently. Meanwhile, Kohli has not scored a single century in the last few years and his form is also a concern as well.
Aakash Chopra explained: “For the first time, we saw Virat Kohli playing in a different fashion. What made Virat special was that he was a process-driven person, he used to go with discipline and he was slightly different from the others. When he comes at the start he used to defend or leave deliveries along with singles and doubles. Although he was always looking for runs, he never played big shots when he had just come to the crease or he will just defend at the start.”
“But if you see the last few encounters, if you see South Africa it seemed he was too defensive and in one match he started hitting, that he is just going to hit. That’s exactly how he played in the last game, four balls, shot after shot and then out. This is not the Virat Kohli we see,” Aakash Chopra concluded.