Former Indian captain Kapil Dev wants Virat Kohli to do everything to get back in form. The World Cup-winning captain feels Kohli still has a lot to give as a cricketer as well. Kohli’s lean patch with the bat started in 2019 when he last reached three figures in any form of the game later in the year as well. He also struggled sometimes to make a fifty. He hasn’t made a fifty in India’s ongoing England tour across formats so far as well.
Kapil Dev told ABP News (via Times of India): “It’s not like India haven’t played without Virat in the last five to six years, but I want such a player to be back in form. He might have been dropped or rested but there’s a lot of cricket left in him. Play Ranji Trophy or score runs anywhere. His confidence needs to be back. This is the difference between a great and a good player. A great player like him shouldn’t take so much time to get back in form. He has to fight with himself and get things in order.”
Kapil Dev earlier declared that Virat Kohli’s poor form shouldn’t go unnoticed. In another interview with ABP news, he also added that Kohli should make way for youngsters if he isn’t performing as well.
“The most important thing is how a player like Kohli can return to form. He’s not an ordinary cricketer. He should get more practice, play more matches to get back to his old self. I don’t think there’s a bigger player than Kohli in T20s right now but when you are not doing well, the selectors can take their call,” Kapil Dev concluded.