Former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is going through a lean patch as he hasn’t scored a century for more than 2 years now. The tough phase has extended in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 as well. The 32-year-old is under immense scrutiny and is suggested to take a break from cricket. Fans and experts suggest Kohli should take a break in the South Africa series. Former Indian head coach, Ravi Shastri also opined the same.
Virat Kohli has managed to score a 73 in just 54 deliveries in the last league match of the IPL 2022 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The innings will certainly help him to boost his confidence as he has been going through a rough patch throughout the ongoing season. The workload of the Indian cricketers is a huge concern for the BCCI as Team India has a busy schedule for the remainder of the year.
It is understood that Rahul Dravid has emphasized workload management to the board. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli was asked about the same during an interaction with Star Sports. The former skipper has no hesitation in giving some clarity on his plans about taking a break from the cricket.
Virat Kohli said, “There’s one person precisely who has mentioned it which is Ravi Bhai and that’s because he has seen from close quarters over the last six seven years the reality of the situation that I have been in. The amount of cricket that I have played and the ups and downs and the toll that it takes on you to play three formats of the game plus the IPL for 10-11 years non-stop with the seven years of captaincy in between.”
He further added, “It’s only a thing of creating a balance and finding that balance which is right for you as an individual moving forward and I’ll definitely discuss this with all the people involved – Rahul Bhai, the Indian team management, everyone to chart out whatever is best for myself and for the team definitely.”