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Ravi Shastri wants Virat Kohli to take a break from cricket for three months

Notably, Virat Kohli looked in good touch during the recently-concluded South Africa tour.

Abhinav Goel Author

Updated - 15 February 2022 10:14 pm

As far as recent times are concerned, a lot has been going on with Virat Kohli and the Indian Cricket Team management. Right from when Virat decided to end his captaincy role for T20I cricket, he was also removed from captaincy in the ODI format. There were multiple questions, judgements and comments between the Indian team management and Kohli.

However, in a latest development now, India’s former head coach Ravi Shastri feels that Virat Kohli should take a break from cricket for a period of two to three months so that he could play the next three-four years as a gun player. Shastri wants Kohli to calm down and focus on his batting. He feels the former India skipper has five years of “good” cricket left in him.

Ravi Shastri mentioned, “He realizes he is 33, he realizes he has five years of good cricket ahead of him. If he can calm down, focus on his batting, take one game at a time, probably take a break from the game as well. I think if he sits out for two or three months or takes a break for a series, it would do him a world of good,” Shastri told Shoaib Akhtar on the former Pakistan pacer’s YouTube channel.

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Shastri further added, “To come back and play those three-four years as king, absolute king. You know where he is clear mentally, knows exactly what his job and role are, and then plays as a team player, that’s where I want to see Virat Kohli now. To come, contribute big time as a team player and help the team win.”

Notably, Virat Kohli looked in good touch during the South Africa tour. India’s next assignment is against the West Indies where regular captain Rohit Sharma will be in charge of the squad.

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