Young Rajasthan Royals (RR) cricketer Riyan Parag has retired from Virat Kohli to bounce back in the second inning of the Headingley Test.
The talisman run-scorer made just seven runs before falling on a fourth stump delivery from James Anderson. As the debate over Virat Kohli’s lean position continues, Riyan Parag has predicted Virat Kohli will regain shape in the second innings at Headingly, Leeds.
Parag, an ardent admirer of Kohli, wrote on Twitter:
“Virat Kohli 100 2nd innings lesgoo.”
Virat Kohli has only managed 69 runs in three tests with an average of 17.25 with a maximum score of 42. It is noteworthy that the English skipper Joe Root is the highest scorer in the series so far with 507 runs under his belt, including three centuries.
“Virat Kohli should call Sachin Tendulkar” – Sunil Gavaskar on the poor shape of the Indian captain
When the England tour returned to Virat Kohli in 2014, the former India captain Sunil Gavaskar advised the 32-year-old to call Sachin Tendulkar. It would be nothing new as Kohli did the same seven years ago.
On the air, Sunil Gavaskar said:
“He should give SRT (Tendulkar) a quick call and ask what I should do? He should do what Sachin Tendulkar did in Sydney.
“This is a little worrisome to me because he’s discharged on the fifth, sixth and even seventh stump. In 2014 he got more around the minor stump,” added Gavaskar.
Speaking of the Headingley Test, England are currently well positioned with a considerable lead of 345 runs. English skipper Joe Root (121) struck another century to catapult England from day 2 to 423/8 at the end of the game.