India's veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra is regarded as a legend of the Indian Premier League. Having picked a record of three hattricks in India's T20 domestic tournament history, Mishra has etched his name with golden letters. While Mishra could not attract any buyers in the ongoing season of IPL, he has been quite active on social media, expressing his views related to every game.
In a new development, Mishra has schooled a sports-oriented media house on Twitter after the latter posted a tweet asking for batting suggestions for Virat Kohli. Notably, Kohli is going through a rough patch in his career as he struggles to add runs on board. Former RCB skipper was out on a golden duck against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday afternoon.
As the media outlet posted a tweet asking cricket fans for batting tips for Virat Kohli, the leggy schooled them by commenting, "Giving batting advice to Virat Kohli is like showing torch to the sun." The 39-year-old cricketer suggested that it's just a matter of a few games before Kohli will bounce back stronger. "He did it after the 2014 England tour, and he will do it again."
Notably, the tour about which Mishra was talking saw Kohli going through the worst of his form. The prolific batter had returned with scores of 1, 8, 25, 0, 39, 28, 0, 7, 6 and 20 in five Tests, averaging 13.50 in his ten innings. His poor performance continued in the 50-over format, as well as he scored 0, 40, 1* and 13 in four ODIs. The Indian batter didn't waste much time in redeeming his form as he scored almost 700 runs across four Tests.
Later, Kohli revealed that he approached master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar to cope with the poor form and even went to Mumbai to meet the senior pro for some valuable advise personally. Speaking of Kohli's current form, the Bangalore batter is once again finding himself in a similar situation as was visible with his response after getting out on a golden duck in the previous match. He was disappointed in the dressing room, as head coach Sanjay Bangar went up to him to console him.
Kohli has only managed to score 216-runs in 12 matches at an average of 19.64, with 58 being his highest.