Former Indian selector Saba Karim believes Virat Kohli doesn’t need to play an attacking brand of cricket. The 33-year-old tried the new approach of the Indian team but failed badly in England.
The former captain has now returned to form by adapting to his brand of cricket. He smashed 276 runs in five innings of the Asia Cup 2022 at an average of 92 and a strike rate of 147.59.
The 33-year-old ended his century drought by scoring his maiden T20I hundred against Afghanistan.
Karim spoke to India News Sports on Saturday and explained how Virat could control the innings.
“Virat can go for the shots after playing run-a-ball for the first few deliveries. It is the right template for India, where other batters play around him and go for their shots. You need a player who controls the innings. Kohli is most comfortable playing that way,” he said.
Saba Karim also spoke about giving a break to Kohli to keep him fresh and firing for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
“No matter where he bats in the batting order, Kohli will remain a threat to the rivals. So it is important for the management to give him a break and preserve players like Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya as well,” he added.