Virat Kohli should take a break from cricket and come back stronger, say experts: Former Indian cricketers and experts reckon Virat Kohli should take a short break from cricket and come back stronger following his slump form in the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Virat registered his second consecutive duck of the Tata IPL 2022 in the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), last night.
Mohammad Azharuddin, the former Indian skipper, feels Virat Kohli has played a lot of cricket and needs a break for a couple of matches to come back fresh and with a free mind.
“Basically, I feel he has played too much cricket. I know a lot of people are saying that he has had much rest between the international matches. But if you play in IPL, day-in, and day-after, so I think his footwork has become quite lazy. Maybe as a player or person watching him play, I feel he should take a break for 2-3 matches and rejuvenate himself,” said Mohammad Azharuddin.
Kohli has just managed to score 119 runs from eight Tata IPL 2022 innings at a concerning average of 17.00. The legendary batter has already recorded two golden ducks in the tournament.
Earlier, former Indian coach Ravi Shastri said that Virat is overcooked and no one deserves a break from cricket more than him.
“I am going straight to the main guy here. Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” Shastri said on the Star Sports show, after Kohli’s first-ball duck.
Kevin Peterson, the former England cricketer, went on to say Virat needs to take fresh air for the next sixth months and come back with a clear head.
“Virat Kohli needs to say, ‘cricket boots, I’ll see you later,’ for the next six months. Turn off social media and go get some fresh air,” said Kevin Peterson.
The former Indian skipper has recently completed his 100 matches without touching a three-figure mark in cricket. The 33 years old cricketer slammed his last century in the Eden Gardens back in November 2019, but since then he has failed miserably to reach a ton.