Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s former cricketer, has attacked Virat Kohli’s critics, expressing amazement. The Indian captain was not in the best form in the Indian test series against New Zealand. The 31-year-old could only handle 38 runs in the two tests at an average of 9.50. In Wellington and Christchurch, the one born in Delhi produced scores of 2, 19, 3 and 14.
Even in the Basin Reserve, he was trapped behind the stumps, in the Hagley Oval, Colin de Grandhomme and Tim Southee fired Virat. Inzamam said that after marking 70 centuries for Team India, the questions surrounding his technique do not make much sense.
Inzamam supports Virat Kohli
“A lot of people are talking about the Kohli technique, etc. I am surprised by all this talk. It has marked 70 centuries, now, how can you question your technique,” Inzamam said on his official YouTube channel.
Inzamam said it is natural for a cricket player to find fault despite tensing all the muscles. The veteran mentioned that even Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam’s former teammate, had the same difficulty.
“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.
Virat aside, the rest of the Indian batting also had problems facing the bowling of the Black Caps. Mayank Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara could only touch the 100-race mark with half a century each in their name. Prithvi Shaw and Hanuma Vihari were fifty each.
According to Inzamam, failures are an integral part of a game and must be accepted happily. “The team cannot perform if Kohli fails and what happens to the other players. This is only an integral part of the game and must be accepted in that particular way, ”added Inzamam.
Despite being whitewashed, India is at the top of the points table in the World Test Championship with 360 points. The Kiwis, on the other hand, are placed third with 180 points in seven games.