In the third game against Afghanistan, Virat Kohli was removed for the first time in his T20I career due to a golden duck.
On Wednesday, January 17, at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, during the third match against Afghanistan, star Indian batsman Virat Kohli recorded his first golden duck in T20Is. In an attempt to get going quickly from the first ball, the 35-year-old blasted a straight shot to Ibrahim Zadran at mid-off. His modest score, though, had little effect on the squad as India won the exciting match that featured two extra overs for the first time in international cricket.
Former Indian cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth remarked on Kohli’s strategy and said that everyone should play their own game while evaluating India’s performance in the third Twenty20 International. He went on to draw comparisons between Kohli’s batting approach and that of Rohit Sharma, suggesting that the former captain of India stick to his strengths.
Every player has a unique game. First, everyone ought to play their game. It is not appropriate to tell Yashasvi Jaiswal to slow down and play. You can’t tell players like him and ‘Cheeka’ to slow down. I know Rohit Sharma can pull it off. It’s best for Virat Kohli to play his natural game. He like going slowly. Hitting sixes is not on his mind.In the end, he has the speed to accelerate and hit sixes. We witnessed the Pakistani match in Melbourne, and we were pleased with how he led us to victory,” Srikkanth remarked on his YouTube channel.
Srikkanth went on to say that a hitter cannot always connect with the ball, hence swinging from the first ball alone is not always effective.
Thus, as you mentioned, one should have the strike rate and related matters in the back of their mind. It won’t work if you chase after it frantically. If you started swinging right away, you might be lucky to connect once or twice, but not always—this is international cricket. Virat Kohli ought to play by his game’s rules. In international cricket, how has he succeeded? He completed the task in his own unique approach. Everyone should, in my opinion, keep to their skills,” he continued.
Virat Kohli is using the new team template while playing.
Notably, with the T20 World Cup 2024 rapidly approaching, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were called up to the Indian T20I team for the Afghanistan series. Following India’s 2022 T20 World Cup elimination, the pair’s conservative approach to the format led to their dismissal. As a result, they have been batting in a new pattern since their return, one that Kohli hasn’t yet been able to grasp.