Ricky Ponting Feels Virat Kohli Should Find Ways To Improve
By CricShots - Jun 10, 2022 6:14 pm
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Former Australian skipper, Ricky Ponting spoke at length about the recent batting struggles of Virat Kohli with the bat and feels that the latter needs to figure out and find ways to improve his game whether it is a technical thing or a mental thing. The former Indian skipper has been unable to score big runs and has to find a way to score runs.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli 

Virat Kohli has been going through a rough patch in the recent past as he has been unable to score runs as fluently as he used to. The right-handed batter was unable to score runs for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 which goes on to show the kind of form he is in. The star batter last scored a century in 2019 against Bangladesh and his struggles since then have been constant.

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Many former cricketers have often been seen talking about the recent mistakes of Virat Kohli. Ricky Ponting, the former Australian captain also talked about Kohli’s poor batting former and shared his opinion. In an episode of ICC review, he said, “It (poor form) is going to happen to everyone at some stage. Virat’s probably had a 10 or 12-year run where hasn’t had many down times.”

The Australian cricketer also talked about the conversations regarding how tired and worn out Kohli must be during the IPL 2022.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting

Describing the same, Ricky Ponting said, “But there was a lot of talk and conjecture around the IPL about how tired and burnt out he might be. That’s for him to work out and assess and find ways to improve, whether it’s a technical thing or a mental thing.”

Ricky Ponting took this a step further and said that there are times when a player does not want to think that they are not tired physically or mentally. He reckons that Virat Kohli might be going through the same thing.

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Elaborating the same, Ricky Ponting said, “One thing I do know from experience is that quite often you bluff yourself as a player that you’re not actually tired, that you’re not physically or mentally tired. You always find a way to get yourself up for training, you always find a way to get yourself up for game. It’s not until you actually stop and have a couple of days do you realize how tired and fatigued you are.”