Kohli can take a break from cricket: Lee

Kohli can take a break from cricket: Lee

Mumbai: Former Australia pacer Brett Lee feels Indian legend Virat Kohli might consider taking a break from the game to refresh his mind and work on a few things. Kohli's average campaign in the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) came to an end after Royal Challengers Bangalore's seven-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier in Ahmedabad on Friday.

Asked about Kohli's bad phase in batting, Lee told PTI on Saturday, "If I say whether it is a matter of concern, then yes, it is a matter of concern. I would like Kohli to score more runs. Kohli has not scored a century at the international level for the last three years. In the current season of IPL too, he could only manage 341 runs in 16 matches at an average of 22.73.

Lee said, “It is generally said about Kohli that when he does well, the team performs well and when he does not score runs then the team does not perform well. We have seen in the 2016 IPL season when he was in great form. He had scored 800-900 runs and the team did very well. ,

"Maybe (it) may be an opportunity for Kohli to go back into practice and work on some things and maybe even taking rest from cricket will benefit him," he added. He should refresh his mind by staying away from the game for some time.

Lee is very impressed with the new talent of fast bowling in India. In the current season of the Indian Premier League, young fast bowlers like Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan, Umran Malik, Mukesh Chaudhary, and Arshdeep Singh proved their talent. Lee, who took 310 wickets in Test cricket, has been greatly impressed by this. “The two Khan boys (Mohsin and Avesh) have real talent. Indian cricket is producing an army of fast bowlers. I liked it."

"They have good spin options as well, but of course, if you are looking at the T20 World Cup in Australia, you need players who can bowl fast on bouncy wickets," Lee said.

He said that Umran Malik should play Test cricket. This fast bowler from Jammu and Kashmir made headlines by continuously bowling at a speed of more than 150 km. He said, "Look he is brilliant, what Umran Malik did is a great place. I hope he gets a chance to play in the longer format of the game as well.

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Virat Kohli should be captain if Rohit Sharma is not fit, as fans demand on social media

Virat Kohli should be captain if Rohit Sharma is not fit, as fans demand on social media

The Indian cricket team will play the last match of the 5-Test series against England from July 1, but in the meantime, the Indian team has suffered a major setback. Actually, the coronavirus report of Indian team captain Rohit Sharma has come positive. Because of this, it is not decided whether he will be able to be a part of the Test starting from July 1.

Demand to make Kohli captain if Rohit Sharma is not fit

Actually, if Indian captain Rohit Sharma is not found healthy by July 1, then another player will be made captain. However, the BCCI has not announced who will be the vice-captain of the Indian team in the Test against England, so it is believed that Rohit Sharma. If Sharma is not well, Rishabh Pant will captain the Indian team.

Left the captaincy after the defeat against South Africa

However, on social media, fans are demanding to make Virat Kohli the captain if Rohit Sharma is not fit. It is worth noting that after the Test series against South Africa this year, Virat Kohli decided to step down from the captaincy. Actually, the Indian team had to face defeat in this series against South Africa.

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