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“It Has Backfired”: Former Pakistan Captain Blames Ravi Shastri For Virat Kohli’s Lean Patch | Cricket Information

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File picture of former captain Virat Kohli and ex-Workforce India head coach Ravi Shastri© AFP

It has been over two years since Virat Kohli scored a ton in worldwide cricket. As embark on the Tour of England, all eyes might be on the previous India captain. In the course of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022,  former Workforce India head coach Ravi Shastri had stated Kohli must take a break as a way to clean up his thoughts. “I believe a break is right for him as a result of he has performed continuous cricket and he has captained the aspect throughout all codecs. Will probably be sensible of him to take a break. You realize, generally you need to draw the steadiness,” Shastri had stated.

To which, Kohli later stated in an interview: “”It isn’t that lots of people have talked about it (taking break). There’s one individual exactly who talked about it, which is Ravi bhai…I do not suppose there may be something unsuitable with that. It is a wholesome factor with the quantity of cricket we play. It is about discovering steadiness and that steadiness which is best for you as a person. I’ll positively focus on this with all of the folks concerned – Rahul Bhai, the Indian staff administration, everybody to chart out no matter is greatest for myself and the staff.”

Now, former captain Rashid Latif has made a tall declare that Ravi Shastri is the rationale behind Kohli’s poor kind. Though he stated it with out explaining how or why.

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“It’s due to him, all this has occurred with him (Kohli). Had he not been the coach, he (Kohli) wouldn’t have been sitting out,” Rashid Latif stated in a dialogue on YouTube channel Caught Behind when requested about Shastri’s suggestion to Kohli about taking a break from cricket.


“What occurred in 2019 (2017) was {that a} participant like Anil Kumble was sidelined. Ravi Shastri got here in his place. Whether or not he had the power or not, I do not know. He was a broadcaster. He had no enterprise turning into coach, completely no enterprise. There have been others (other than Virat Kohli) who introduced Ravi Shastri in. It’s backfiring. In truth, it has backfired.”

Shastri was appointed head coach of the Indian staff in 2017 after a controversial ouster of Anil Kumble from that place. Shastri held the pinnacle coach’s place until 2021.

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