Mumbai, August 24 - Recently, Virat Kohli has been the target of critics due to his average performance, and was also in danger of being dropped from the T20 team. Talking about this, former Indian team coach Ravi Shastri said that Virat Kohli's 50 in the very first match of the Asia Cup will shut everyone's mouth. One innings is enough for him to get back in form.
In an interview with Star Sports, Ravi Shastri replied about Virat Kohli's place in the T20 team that there is no fitter cricketer than him, he is a machine. And if he recovers his mind, then one innings is enough for him to get back in form.
"It is not rocket science. Mental fatigue can creep into the best in the world. This downtime was not just needed for his body but to reflect. He will come back with a much calmer mind. He gets 50 in the first game, the mouth will be shut, Public memory is very short and works both ways", Ravi Shastri said.
He further said, "There is no cricketer fitter than him. People keep saying one innings can make a difference but with a player like Kohli, it makes a massive difference. His hunger and passion remain undiminished. He would have learned from this phase let me tell you that".
On the question of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma batting aggressively in the Asia Cup, Ravi Shastri said, "Why not? They are very experienced players, they have played enough IPL and T20s and it should not be tough for them to adjust. With Rishabh, Hardik, Jadeja there is enough depth in the middle and lower order to get the innings back on track if the top order falls cheaply".
Let us tell you that Virat Kohli will play against Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on the 28th, a month after the England tour. He was recently rested from the West Indies and Zimbabwe series. After India's early exit in the T20 World Cup last time, this time the country's eyes will be on the team's top players in the continental tournament.