Karsan Ghavri Feels Virat Kohli Can’t Play Riding On His Past Performances
By CricShots - Jul 8, 2022 6:59 pm
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Former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has been witnessing a rough patch in his career and he will be expected to make his comeback in T20Is during India’s second match against England at Edgbaston on Saturday. While Kohli has failed to score a century for almost three years, his overall form with the bat has nosedived this year, starting with a dismal run in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) and then two low scores in the rescheduled fifth Test against England.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli scored a brilliant half-century

It has led to speculation that the two remaining T20Is against England might just be the last chance for Kohli to prove his worth for the T20 World Cup. Former India fast bowler, Karsan Ghavri has said that Kohli may be one of the greatest cricketers of his generation but he will have to score runs to keep his place in Team India. 

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During a chat on Jagran TV, Karsan Ghavri said, “Virat Kohli is such a great player for India but unfortunately for the last two years, we have seen him getting caught behind or caught in the slips while chasing the delivery outside the off stump. He has to look at this and improve. He has to restrict those shots because if he keeps going like this and getting out and not getting runs, there comes a question mark – why is he not scoring?”

Karsan Ghavri

He further explained, “He has to prove his form in the current series. These days you can’t play for long riding on your name. Virat is a great player but only his name will not work. He has to perform and score runs. This is how it goes. Everybody understands that he is going through a rough patch and it happens with every player. He has the hunger for runs, hunger for success in his heart but his personal form is quite disappointing.”

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Karsan Ghavri said that his age won’t really be a factor in his poor form but people may start questioning him more because of it.

Former cricketer said, “Age has got nothing to do with sports as long as you are fit enough to compete. But if you are not doing well and you are 35, then people will start questioning you.”