Virat Kohli hasn’t scored a century since 2019. (IPL Photo)
This former player has given important advice regarding Virat Kohli, as well as has praised the young fast bowlers of India who have emerged in IPL-2022.
Virat Kohli, one of the great batsmen of the present time, is struggling for runs at this time. Since 2019, his bat has not scored a century in international cricket. IPL-2022 In (IPL 2022) also his performance was not special. In such a situation, many people are giving different advice to Kohli, but former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee has given different advice to Kohli. Lee feels that the Indian batting legend may consider taking a break from the game to refresh his mind and work on a few things.
Kohli’s average campaign in the 15th season of the IPL came to an end after Royal Challengers Bangalore’s seven-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier in Ahmedabad on Friday. When asked about Kohli’s bad phase in batting, Lee told news agency PTI on Saturday, “If I say whether it is a matter of concern, then yes, it is a matter of concern.” I would like Kohli to score more runs.
Team is on the strength of Kohli
Kohli has not scored a century at the international level for the last three years. In the current season of IPL too, he could score only 341 runs in 16 matches at an average of 22.73. Lee said, “It is generally said about Kohli that when he does well, the team performs well and when he does not score runs then the team does not perform well. We have seen in the 2016 IPL season when he was in great form. He scored 800-900 runs and the team did very well.
“Maybe (this) is an opportunity for Kohli to go back to practice and work on some things and maybe taking rest from cricket will also benefit him,” he added. He should refresh his mind by staying away from the game for some time.
Impressed by Indian young bowlers
Lee is very impressed with the new talent of fast bowling in India. In the current season of IPL, young fast bowlers like Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Umran Malik, Mukesh Chaudhary, Arshdeep Singh proved their talent. Lee, who took 310 wickets in Test cricket, has been very impressed by this. “The two Khan boys (Mohsin and Avesh) have real talent. Indian cricket is producing an army of fast bowlers. I liked it a lot.
“They have good spin options as well, but of course if you are looking at the T20 World Cup in Australia, you need players who can bowl fast on bouncy wickets,” Lee said.
Umran should play test cricket
Lee said that Umran Malik should play Test cricket. This fast bowler from Jammu and Kashmir made headlines by continuously bowling at a speed of more than 150 kms. He said, look he is brilliant, what Umran Malik did is great pace. I hope he gets a chance to play in the longer format of the game as well.