Former England cricketer, David Lloyd feels that India has the potential to pull off the Bazball approach, but only under Virat Kohli’s leadership.
England’s aggressive approach under Stokes and Mccullum’s leadership has worked wonders for them. In a recent game against Pakistan, England displayed an aggressive approach accompanied by a courageous declaration. Stokes declared England’s innings and gave Pakistan a target of 343 on a dead rubber pitch.
However, Ben Stokes took a calculated risk. They set the Pakistani batters up and took quick wickets. The Pakistani tail did manage to frustrate the visitors and take the game down to the wire. But Pakistan blinked first, and England was through. Their courageous act has been applauded by fans and critics from all around the world.
“Virat Kohli is one who could drive this,” David Lloyd backs India to emulate Bazball approach
David Lloyd wrote a column in the Daily Mail. In the column, he said that this ultra-aggressive approach is not new. Previously, Australia and West Indies also adopted this kind of playing style. Moreover, he added, India can also emulate the Bazball approach. But, he feels that Virat Kohli is the only one who could pull this off.
“It is not totally new, of course. The Australian team of the 90s were very positive and the great West Indian sides were full of exhilarating stroke-makers. I reckon a team capable of this style now is India. They have all the tools. There has been a suspicion that Indian batters are stats driven but Virat Kohli is one who could drive this,”
Virat Kohli ended his India captaincy tenure abruptly. He first gave up his T20 captaincy but assured that he will continue the ODI and test captaincy. The BCCI, however, decided to relieve Virat of his ODI captaincy because they did not want two white-ball captains. Later, Virat Kohli decided to end it once and for all and gave up the captaincy in all forms of cricket.
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