In a recent interview with Aakash Chopra on Monday, Aakash shared his thoughts on Virat Kohli’s form, saying the former skipper should be an enforcer rather than an accumulator of runs. He also described how adapting to Rohit Sharma’s new style of cricket will ‘liberate’ Kohli as a batsman.
Aakash opined that even though Kohli has been less destructive than usual, he is not going through a rough patch ahead of the three-match ODI series between India and West Indies. In addition, he said Kohli should be an enforcer rather than just accumulate runs, unlike cricket greats such as Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. “At least from a personal standpoint, you should convert your 50s into 100s because it never hurts to save a little for a rainy day. Virat Kohli is not in a bad run, but when you watch him bat, it’s not the same as Virat Kohli. While he hasn’t imposed himself, he’s not dominating. He’s still scratching around and scoring runs – we have seen Sachin and Rahul accumulate runs, but Kohli isn’t an accumulator, he’s an enforcer right now,” he stated.
Veteran cricketer Rohit Sharma is also eager to see how Kohli will adjust to the new ODI captain, Rohit, in the upcoming series. Kohli will be ‘liberated’ from the pressure of being a captain now that he is part of a completely different setup and philosophy. From February 6, the ODI series will begin at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium with all matches being played there.