Asia Cup 2022: World class player like Virat Kohli isn’t affected by what people are saying, says KL Rahul
Asia Cup 2022: Just like skipper Rohit Sharma has stoutly defended all questions on Virat Kohli’s prolonged bad patch, his deputy KL Rahul followed suit stating the obvious template answer, that it’s all “noise on the outside”.
One of India’s greatest batters of all time, Kohli’s recent struggles have led some to question whether or also not the balance of the team harmed by his inclusion in the starting XI for T20 Internationals.
“We don’t really give much importance to such comments. It doesn’t really affect a player, especially a world-class player like Virat will not affected by what people saying (on the outside),” Rahul said, ditto of what Kohli used to say when something specifically critical used to asked and current skipper Rohit does the same when questioned on his predecessor.
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“He has had a little break and he is working on his game,” he said.
While Rahul doesn’t see anything wrong with Kohli’s batting, he feels that the incredible run he had for a good seven to eight years may have left people wanting more. Kohli hasn’t made an international hundred in almost three years.
“When I injured and at home for two months, I watched him play and also it did not feel like he was out of form.”
“Maybe, the standards he has set for himself, he hasn’t been able to get to that level yet. But, I’m sure he’s hungry to win matches for the country. That’s what he has done throughout his career,” he added.