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India coach ‘not happy’ with Virat Kohli’s poor form, reacts strongly

India coach ‘not happy’ with Virat Kohli’s poor form, reacts strongly

With the crucial clash against Australia on the horizon, India will be hoping for a return to form from Virat Kohli.

Despite an unbeaten run at the T20 World Cup, a cloud hangs over the Indian team – Virat Kohli’s lack of runs. While India has dominated the tournament so far, Kohli’s struggles have become a talking point.

Virat Kohli woes continue

The batting maestro, who has shifted to the opening slot for India, has managed a mere 29 runs across four innings. His highest score of 24 came against Afghanistan in their opening Super Eight match.

This lean patch is a stark contrast to Virat Kohli‘s performance in the previous edition of the T20 World Cup, where he was India’s leading run-scorer.

Vikram Rathour demands more

Team India’s batting coach, Vikram Rathour, acknowledged his disappointment with Virat Kohli’s form. “I’m not happy,” he stated, “I would love it if he gets going and scores more runs.”

However, Vikram Rathour finds a positive aspect in this situation. Kohli’s struggles are providing opportunities for other players to shine. “It is good when you are challenged at times,” he explained. “The guys who are not getting too much of batting… they are the ones who put up scores today and our middle-order came to play.”

India vs Bangladesh next

While India’s next opponent, Bangladesh, might appear like an easier challenge on paper, Rathour warns against complacency.

He acknowledges Bangladesh’s strength in spin bowling, which could pose a threat on pitches that assist spinners. “Every team is a tough team in T20 cricket,” he emphasized.

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India vs Australia looms

With the crucial clash against Australia on the horizon, India will be hoping for a return to form from Virat Kohli. However, Rathour’s comments suggest that the team is prepared to move forward even if Kohli’s struggles continue, relying on the contributions of other players who have stepped up in his absence.

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