SA vs IND Live: Virat Kohli was seen chewing something during the National Anthem in the 3rd ODI
SA vs IND Live: The third and final One-Day International (ODI) between South Africa and India is presently underway. However, former India captain Virat Kohli has been in the headlines for quite some time now, whether it is because of his contentious statements during a press conference or because of his bad performance in the cricketing world.
In recent weeks, though, he has been under scrutiny when he was seen chewing something while standing for the national anthem.
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IND VS SA: Shoib Akhtar on Virat Kohli captaincy
Meanwhile, former Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar has expressed confidence in Virat Kohli’s ability to overcome his recent struggles and rebound.
He has encouraged him to concentrate more on his batting. Shoaib Akhtar shared his thoughts on the subject while chatting exclusively to Sports Tak from Oman.
“For Virat, it was a high-pressure situation. I was in Dubai at the time, and I was well aware that if he hadn’t won the T20 World Cup, it would have posed a significant difficulty for him, which indeed transpired.
The fact that lobbyists and individuals are working against him is the reason he stood down. He stepped down because he was under pressure,” Shoaib Akhtar told India Today
“Anyone who enjoys celebrity status will always confront difficulties, but there is nothing to be concerned about. Anushka (Kohli’s wife) is a wonderful person.
Virat is a wonderful gentleman. All he has to do now is be courageous and not be frightened of anything. The whole nation adores him. It’s simply that he’s going through some difficult moments right now and has to pull through,” he said emphatically.
Shoaib Akhtar, on the other hand, said that Virat Kohli would have to put in a lot of effort
As a result of what has occurred, he must work diligently while avoiding overworking himself. Keep it simple and let him go about his business as usual.
A captaincy is a difficult position – you must deal with a great deal of responsibility and there is a lot of strain associated with the position,” he said.
“If he can put in solid performances over the next five to six months, he will be pleased with his decision to step down as captain. He will convince himself that he is capable of scoring 120 international hundreds.
His next 50 centuries will be shaped by the rage that he is now experiencing. And, more importantly, this fury does not have to be expressed in other people, but rather in his batting,” Shoaib Akhtar said.