Recently, Kohli’s childhood coach, Rajkumar Sharma had some scathing criticism for his ward.
India has won both the Test matches against Bangladesh and has also improved their chances of securing a place in the final of the World Test Championship.
However, the team is lacking the confidence that they had over a decade ago as top batters are getting out cheaply.
In the second Test, India had to rely on runs from Ravichandran Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer to win the game.
India was in a tight spot during their second innings and looked on the verge of losing the match.
Fortunately, Ashwin hit some great runs to get India home comfortably with three wickets to spare.
India’s top batters KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have been struggling against spinners.
Kohli’s performance has been such that even his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has commented on it as not acceptable.
Sharma is specially not happy with the way Kohli is getting dismissed time and again in Test cricket.
Rajkumar Sharma’s criticizes Kohli on getting dismissed cheaply
In a recent chat show, Sharma criticized his ward saying that it is ‘unfortunate’ that a player of Kohli’s stature is struggling against Bangladeshi spinners.
A batter is quite disappointed after he gets out, and Virat Kohli is very aggressive by nature. But the way he has been getting out is not acceptable. It’s unfortunate to see a batter of his stature struggle against Bangladeshi spinners. He should have shown more intent.
Sharma’s advice to Virat Kohli on playing spinners
Sharma added further that Kohli should play with a free mindset against spinners so that he can unsettle them.
With both the mid-on and mid-off fielders inside the circle, he could have played a bit more freely. Unless you unsettle a spinner, he is not going to let you play. You need to do something innovative like playing a slog sweep or sweeping an outside off ball.
For a while now, India’s star batters, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have been struggling against spin bowlers.
To get a spot in the finals of the World Test Championship next year, India will have to win big in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia.
The Test series is scheduled for February-March next year.
India will be the favorites in this competition as they have lost only two Tests in the last decade.
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