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Rajkumar Sharma opines on the dismissal of Virat Kohli
By SMCS - Dec 25, 2022 2:41 pm
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The childhood coach of Virat Kohli, Rajkumar Sharma has shared his thoughts on the batter’s dismissal on Day 3 of the second Test between India and Bangladesh in Dhaka. While speaking to India News Sports, he added that it was disappointing to see Kohli struggle against Bangladesh’s spin attack. He also added that he should have looked to play freely, given there was an attacking field set for him as well.

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Notably, Virat Kohli was also involved in a heated argument with a few Bangladeshi players following his dismissal on Friday, December 24. And, Sharma said that these things happen, considering his ward’s aggressive attitude.

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“A batter is quite disappointed after he gets out, and Virat Kohli is very aggressive by nature,” he said. “But the way he has been getting out is not acceptable. It’s unfortunate to see a batter of his stature struggle against Bangladeshi spinners. He should have shown more intent.”With both the mid-on and mid-off fielders inside the circle, he could have played a bit more freely. Unless you unsettle a spinner, he is not going to let you play. You need to do something innovative like playing a slog sweep or sweeping an outside off ball.”

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However, Virat Kohli was dismissed for just one run during India’s second innings in the Dhaka Test. He failed to do well in the ongoing two-match Test series in Bangladesh, finishing with 45 runs from four innings. During the same discussion, Saba Karim also suggested that Virat Kohli and KL Rahul should not play against their nature in Test cricket.

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Saba Karim further added: “Virat Kohli has always played with a positive approach in Test cricket. But if you play against your nature, these are the results that you will get. Something similar is happening with KL Rahul as well. You need to have different patterns as per the formats.”

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