"He'll work it out quickly"- World-cup winning skipper backs Virat Kohli to find his batting form soon
The former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, is one of the biggest batsmen that the game has ever seen. He has achieved a tremendous amount of success in his career and has been at the top for years in the game of cricket. But now the time has come that the run-machine from India is struggling to score with his bat.
Many former cricketers and cricket pundits have had many opinions and suggestions in this regard. However, everyone is eagerly waiting for him to score his next century because he went past the 100-run mark almost three years back in November 2019.
But since then, he has been struggling to get a single century. However, the former Australian skipper, Ricky Ponting, believes that Virat is an "absolute professional" and knows how to regain his form.
The former Indian skipper had a below-par season in the recently concluded season of the Indian Premier League. He scored 341 runs in 16 games at an low average of 22.73 and also scored two fifties in entire compeition.
In a discussion on IANS Review, Ponting said that there was a lot of speculation during the IPL about how Kohli would perform, but it is totally for him to work this out and find a solution to improve. He also said that the former Indian skipper can himself sort it out, whether it is a mental or technical flaw.
Ponting further said, "I’m sure, being the absolute professional that he is, that he’ll work it out and work it out pretty quickly." Further, he added that it happens to everyone when you get tired, you tend to bluff yourself that you are not, and you always find a way to get up and get ready for the game.
He concluded, "It’s not until you actually stop and have a couple of days do you realise how tired and fatigued you are. So that might be exactly where Virat Kohli is at now, but I’m pretty sure he won’t stay down for too long."
On the other hand, Ponting also praised the veteran wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik for his incredible performance in the IPL for RCB. He said that DK had the best impact among the other RCB players in the team, and for the upcoming World Cup, he would like to have him at five or six in the team.
The Indian team is engaged in a five-match T20I series against South Africa at home. But after that, the team will fly to the UK. Senior players such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah, who have been rested for the T20 series, will join the tour to England.