The fifteenth season of the Indian Premier League is proving to be a nightmare for Virat Kohli. So far this season, he has been out on the first ball three times. At the same time, his batting average is also below 20. Meanwhile, former India team head coach Ravi Shastri had advised him to take a break from cricket. Now another Indian legend has suggested that he rest.
Virat Kohli, 33, scored just 216 runs in 12 matches at IPL 2022 with an average of 19.64 and a strike rate of 111.34. Kohli suffered another setback in Sunday’s game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, in which he was again sent off for zero. In view of his form, former India starter Wasam Jaffer suggested him to take a break after IPL 2022.
Wasim Jaffer said in a conversation with a Hindi news channel: “From the way Kohli has been out in recent matches, it seems that he is tired of playing too much cricket. The last six months have been very difficult for him, because He has relinquished the Test and T20 captaincy and has also been asked to step down from the ODIs. I would suggest that after IPL 2022 Kohli take a four to six week break and come back mentally refreshed.”
He also said that he does not have the burden of the captaincy, so I think that every time he comes after the break, he will be in a better mental state, because now he will focus on his performance instead of thinking about the selection problems. I definitely think he should take a break from the South Africa and England series and then play again in the Asian Cup.”
It is worth noting that earlier, former India head coach Ravi Shastri had also advised Kohli to take a break. He said that if Kohli wants to expand his cricket career then he should be out of IPL 2022.