The change in format did not see Virat Kohli back in form, at least in the first T20I against England. The India captain was dismissed twice in the Test series at the hands of Moin Ali (2nd Test in Chennai) and Ben Stokes (4th Test in Ahmedabad). This was only the 2nd time in the Test series when Kohli was dismissed to the Duck twice, the last in 2014.
Fans were expecting a reaction from the captain in the shortest format, but after just five balls, Kohli was dismissed by Chris Jordan for the Duck in the first T20I.
While questions are being raised about Kohli’s poor run with the bat, former England captain Michael Vaughan believes the India captain will return to score runs. Vaughan also brought advice for Kohli.
For India to get those big scores, be really effective, and go on to win the T20 World Cup, it would serve the team better if Virat is a bit selfish. Gives a little more selfish in the first few deliveries. Von said on Cricbuzz, in ten balls, even if he drops 3-4 balls, you know some of his limitations.
He doesn’t seem like a character who would be too worried (about his poor form). My advice would be to give myself another chance. Look at the way he got out today, trying to get one out from the mid-off very quickly. I think he is a better player than that.
I think he can give himself some more balls. When you go through a period when it doesn’t get in your way, the best way to get out of that kind of low score is to just stay there. He said, you can take some more balls. You know that Virat Kohli will definitely catch up, he has got full game and skill to be able to do so.
“I never get worried about Virat’s batting, because he never looks like he is out of form in terms of movement,” he said.
But there must be something going on in that mind which is not right on the minute, but he is only 10-15 balls which we know is far from going back to Virat Kohli. He does not have to take the risk too soon. He goes there in the middle.