Nowadays Indian cricket fans are very worried about their hero Virat Kohli’s farm. Virat has not scored a century since November 2019 and has been struggling a lot, especially in the long format of cricket. Apart from Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are also not making runs off the bat. The batsmen of the three batsmen were silent in the first Test at Trent Bridge against England. In this situation, before the Lord’s Test match, when Team India captain asked if Team Management was worried about Rahane and Pujara’s poor form, Virat refused.
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Speaking at a virtual press conference, Virat Kohli said, ‘I don’t think this is a matter of concern. Our basic focus at the moment is not to think about where the player stands individually, but how much energy they are putting together in the team. As a batting unit, we try to do well in difficult situations so that we are in a winning position and someone goes and contributes to every match. Pujara also suffers from poor form in recent days and has not scored a century in 32 innings in Tests. Pujara’s average is only 27.64.
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Kohli defended Rishabh Pant’s shot selection, saying, ‘They play like this. He is capable of playing long innings by taking the innings forward. It is not necessary that he adopt a protective role, but wise enough to understand when the situation requires it. If we were looking to save the game, you wouldn’t see him playing shots like that. He takes chances when the match scenario is 50-50 and when he can change the game. It’s like his game and he is anyway. We expect him to play innings that will change the pace of the match. That’s how he plays.