“When You Aren’t In Form”: Sunil Gavaskar Opens On Virat Kohli’s Edgbaston Test Failure

Written by Abhishek Patil

Virat Kohli’s ploy of trying to negate swing by meeting the ball early has backfired, feels the legendary Sunil Gavaskar, whose advise in English conditions has always been about playing as late as possible. Kohli, who is now just four months short of completing three years without an international ton, scored 11 and 20 in the recently concluded rescheduled Test against England that India lost by seven wickets.

“The trick to play in England is to play as late as possible. Then you are allowing the ball to do its bit and then you are playing the ball. From what little I saw in the highlights, it seemed Kohli was looking to reach for the ball, trying to play the ball early,” Gavaskar said on ‘Sports Today’.


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