Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan believes batsman Virat Kohli should enjoy this phase of his cricketing career and stated that he can be a mentor to youngsters. Zaheer Khan said that Virat Kohli does not have an additional burden on him as he is not the team captain.
virat kohli he has been part of India’s Test and ODI squads for the ongoing tour of the West Indies. The right-handed batsman crushed a century in the second match of the recently concluded Test series. However, he was not included in the T20I series against the same opposition.
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The enjoyment factor is going to be huge for Virat Kohli- Zaheer Khan
Speaking to Jio Cinema, Zaheer Khan emphasized that the enjoyment factor will be significant for Virat Kohli at this stage in his career.
“Looking at that and looking at the space Virat is in right now, you know the enjoyment factor is going to be huge. Staying cool is something that will be very important to him in the future.
But I think the fact that he doesn’t have that time and energy right now after the other aspects of the game that captaincy brings, I think will help him.” Zaher said.
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He is constantly involved in the game – Zaheer Khan
The former Indian pacer said that Virat Kohli’s active participation in the game and his brilliant form are positive signs for him.
“He is constantly involved in the game. I think those aspects are going to be very important for him in the future. But it’s good to see him in good space and scoring runs. And I think I think that’s what he should be doing right now.” added.
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You should enjoy this part of the race – Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan stressed that Virat Kohli should embrace his role as a mentor and guide younger players like Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan.
“He should enjoy this part of the race where he will really guide like you guys know Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan.
That mentoring role is also expected of him at this stage in his career, that’s something he does anyway, but you know that’s something that keeps you in the game.” He concluded.
The Rohit Sharma-led side will take on the Shai Hope-led side in the first ODI of the three-match series at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on Thursday 27 July.