The childhood coach, Rajkumar Sharma, defends Virat Kohli and says he never crosses the line between aggression and bad behavior.
NAVI MUMBAI: captain of India virat Kohli childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma on Monday he defended the behavior in the countryside of his neighborhood, saying that he never crossed the thin line between aggression and bad behavior.
When he (Kohli) is doing well with the same aggression for the country, then everyone appreciates it. I have always believed that yes, aggression is their strength, but there is a thin line between aggression and 'bad behavior'. It never crosses that line, and it shouldn't. The aggression drives him to do well, Sharma told a group of journalists.
Sharma, the coach of the Bank of Baroda, spoke on the sidelines of the DY Patil T20 Cup held here.
On the second day of the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch Kohli was animated as always in his celebrations when the captain of the local team Kane Williamson was fired for Jasprit Bumrah . Kohli also gestured to the crowd to shut up.
Kohli is going through a strange phase of shortage in his career, but Sharma is not disturbed and feels that the Indian captain will recover. The Indian captain has had a series of disastrous tests, as he was able to accumulate only 38 races in four innings. On the entire tour of New Zealand, he scored 218 runs with a lonely fifty.
Each player goes through a lean patch. There is something called the law of averages in cricket. Maybe, that has been updated. There is nothing to worry about. He is a player too good and knows where he is going wrong. We already discussed it. He will return, said the 54-year-old coach.
He is a magnificent player. In the next series (ODI) (against South Africa), he will show what he is capable of, Sharma said.
Sharma said his neighborhood was hitting well, but unfortunately he was dating.
I keep talking to him a lot, and especially at a time like this, we talk even more. He has been hitting well, but unfortunately he is dating. We must give credit to New Zealand players who have set a good trap, planned a good strategy for all Indian hitters, not just him (Virat), he said.
virat Kohli was having difficulty in playing seaming deliveries in New Zealand. Sharma, though said, that one cannot judge a player by his performance in two matches.
When asked about whether a season in English County would help Kohli improve his game against the ball in motion, Sharma said: First it was said that he would not score races in England. When he scored races there, everyone said he plays bowling swing very well and he is a perfect player.
So, as I said, comes a patch (thin) and you can't rule out a player after two games (Tests), that he can't play bowling swing. It is a temporary phase and will disappear, Sharma concluded.