'When you get 3 low scores…': Sunil Gavaskar's brutal verdict on Virat Kohli's form

Sunil Gavaskar has played down the debate around star batter Virat Kohli's form.©AFP

Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar downplayed the debate surrounding Star Batter Virat Kohli's form amid a run of low scores in the group stage of the T20 World Cup. After registering scores of 1 and 4 against Ireland and Pakistan respectively, Kohli was dismissed for a golden duck by Saurabh Netrawalkar during the match against the United States on Wednesday. The 35-year-old came into the tournament after a winning season for Orange Cap in the IPL, where he scored over 700 runs for Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB).

However, Gavaskar suggested that there is nothing to worry about when it comes to Kohli's form. The slugger added that the veteran needs to have a little patience.

“The biggest motivation for all players is to win matches, especially when you play for your country. He has done so well for India over the years and won so many matches. I think he recognizes that We are in the early stages of There are the Super 8s, the semi-finals and hopefully the final. All he has to do is be patient and believe in himself. which he has, I think, in sufficient quantity,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports after the match.

With India safely qualifying for the next round of the T20 World Cup, Gavaskar believes that Kohli will have plenty of chances to regain his magic touch, ahead of the knockout stages of the tournament.

“When you get three low scores, it doesn't mean he's not batting well. Sometimes you get good deliveries. Any other day the ball would have gone wide or crossed the boundary, today Today that's not the case. So, there's nothing to worry about. We have to trust him that he will improve, sooner rather than later.

Kohli's poor start to the T20 World Cup 2024 campaign has now extended to three matches. Coming back to his dismissal, Netravalkar angled one towards Kohli for the Indian batting superstar to edge the wicketkeeper.

After three consecutive matches in New York, India will play their final group match in Florida. Kohli hopes a change of venue could bode well for him.

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