Ravi Shastri, a former cricketer for India and current head coach, advised flamboyant Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Virat Kohli not to slow down after getting off to a fast start. The comments were made after the former RCB captain played a cautious knock against the Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, which resulted in a defeat.
Notably, Kohli received criticism for his unusual batting strategy during the match against Delhi, when he scored 55 runs in 46 balls and led RCB to a defeat. On that topic, Shastri gave Kohli some wise words of wisdom, saying that once he gets going, he shouldn’t slow down.
“Once you find your rhythm, keep it up; don’t care about the others. That will be Virat (Kohli)’s message from me. Let them carry out their duties. You don’t need as many batsmen in a T20 match. If you’re hot, keep going like that. Phil Salt is a prime illustration of that. You could see how he batted. He didn’t let go once he found his rhythm, according to Shastri, speaking to ESPNcricinfo.
“It relieved the other batters of some pressure. Having said that, whether it was (Mitchell) Marsh or (Rilee) Roussow, even they were hammering. From Virat’s perspective, there is something that might exist. Don’t slow down if he starts moving; attempt to increase the pace, Shastri advised.
Rohit Sharma’s dry spell is discussed with Ravi Shastri.
Shastri also brought up the Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma’s lackluster IPL 2023 batting performance during the same session. He said that Rohit’s slump with the bat has had an impact on his leadership decisions and that he needs to focus on scoring runs.
When a team goes through a run-scoring purple patch, the captain’s job is made considerably easier. The team’s energy and body language shift compared to other times when they are not scoring runs. No matter who you are, you may go flat, Shastri stated.
In his ten league appearances, Rohit has scored a pitiful 184 runs at an appalling average of 18.40. On Tuesday, May 9, Mumbai is ready to host RCB at the famous Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams will be aiming to win their remaining group games in order to advance to the playoffs as the season’s fag end draws near.