Vikram Rathour praises Virat Kohli’s hard work in net sessions

Sanjay Bangar

Former India skipper Virat Kohli has been taking his recent net sessions very seriously these days.

He is hoping to regain his lost form in Test cricket and score a century in the upcoming second Test against Bangladesh.

India’s batting coach, Vikram Rathour has praised Kohli’s hard work and says that the latter takes his sessions very seriously even now.

Virat went through a so-called lean phase in his career but Rathour now says that even during that time, Virat continued to work hard on himself.

That’s why he feels that Kohli will be an impact player in the second Test at Dhaka.

India would also look to clean sweep the series as they have gained a lot of confidence from the win in the first Test at Chattogram by 188 runs.

Rathour’s take on Kohli’s hard work during net sessions

Virat works really hard on his cricket, he always has. When he was going through a so-called lean phase, he really worked hard. And we’re continuing to see that actually, he’s continuing to work hard and takes his practice sessions really seriously and puts in a lot of effort. And so does Gill and the other guys as well. You haven’t seen Pujara bat in the nets, so yeah, everyone puts in a lot of hard work and it’s good when it pays off.

Rathour is also extremely happy with the way India’s frontline spinners have also contributed well with the bat.

Adding further, he says,

We’re looking at everybody to contribute, even with the bat. (Ravichandran) Ashwin and Kuldeep (Yadav) both batted really well. So, it is good to see that because they do put in a lot of hard work. Everybody is looking to bat and work hard on their skills, so it was good to see.

In the first innings of the Chattogram Test, Kohli was out with just a single run to his name off left-arm spinner Taijul Islam.

However, in the second innings, Kohli remained unbeaten at 19 as India declared their innings.

Now, Kohli will look to get a Test century in the second Test match at Dhaka.

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