Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is dumbfounded after witnessing the criticism that India captain Virat Kohli received due to his fiasco in the two-match Test series against New Zealand.
Kohli was censured for his poor show and technique in the red-ball series, and Inzamam was surprised at such discussions. He slammed those who questioned Kohli’s method of batting.
“A lot of people are talking about Kohli’s technique etc. I am amazed by all this talk. He has scored 70- centuries, now how can you question his technique,” said Inzamam in his Youtube channel.
Inzamam came out in defense of Kohli and said it happens in every cricketer’s life when he goes through a bad phase, but that doesn’t mean there is any lack of technique or effort.
“As a cricketer, I can say that players will encounter a phase when, despite his best efforts, runs do not come. Yusuf has a high backlift; it used to come from the gully when his bad form came, people started questioning him. He came to me; I said, how did you score so many runs with the same technique,” added the 49-year-old.
For Team India’s inconsistency to perform as a unit, Inzamam was of the opinion that it’s an essential element of this sport, and it should be accepted.
“Team is not being able to perform. If Kohli is failing what about the other players, this is just part and parcel of the game and it should be accepted in that particular way,” Inzamam added further.