Ravi Shastri shares a piece of advice for Kohli ahead of the Border Gavaskar Trophy


Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has shared a valuable piece of advice for Virat Kohli ahead of the big series: Border Gavaskar Trophy. Ravi Shastri feels that Kohli needs to play a Ranji Trophy match ahead of the series as he should skip the third ODI against New Zealand. 

Kohli has regained his form in white ball cricket but has not been in the best of touch with the bat in the longest format of the game. He has been susceptible against spin since the start of 2019. Hence the former head coach feels that Kohli should look at the bigger picture, which is the Australia series. 

Always believed you play more first-class cricket: Ravi Shastri

“I’ve always believed you play more first-class cricket, especially when you are going to play a lot in India. Just feel top players don’t play enough first-class cricket. There’s a lot of cricket around, you might not want to take the risk. But at times you’ve got to be smart and sacrifice certain games looking at the bigger picture. And the big picture is Australia,” 

said Shastri on-air.

Ravi Shastri shares an annecdote of Sachin Tendulkar

He said an anecdote about when Sachin Tendulkar played domestic cricket in 1998 and the tables turned for the little master. He got a double hundred against Australia and had a dream run with the bat in 1998.

“25 years ago Sachin Tendulkar went to play in CCI against a Australian team and got a double hundred. Two months later in 1998 he had above 1000 runs against Australia in all formats. He got a terrific double hundred and Australia knew that they didn’t get that man early the writing was on the wall,” Shastri said.

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