- Feb 24, 2024
- Nov 8, 2023
Virat Kohli has been going through a rough patch with the bat in the last few months. Currently, he is on a break from the game and is reportedly set to make a comeback in the ODI series against Zimbabwe next month. Meanwhile, former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris feels that the Zimbabwe series won’t be a gain for him. The Brisbane-born feels that whether Kohli scores a hundred or not, he is still part of India’s plans in the 20-20 World Cup this year.
“I think it is a lose-lose for Kohli. I’d love to see him take a complete break from the game for a little while and come back. Ask the question as selectors and coach Rahul Dravid, I think he’s got a big part to plan as to how much preparation time you need to be at a hundred percent when the world cup starts and then work backwards from there and then build that schedule. So yeah, Zimbabwe, I’d forget about it because I don’t necessarily think there’s a lot to gain from him. He might score a cheap hundred, which goes great for the confidence but doesn’t necessarily change too much moving forward because I still believe he’s the key man for India,” Styris said on Sports18’s show ‘Sports Over The Top’.
The former all-rounder added that he loved hearing the experiences of a selector while they put together a team. He further said that he would loved to have a conversation about things back home during his playing days.
“Firstly, I loved hearing what a selector goes through in the process that they don’t just simply pick a team or pick the best players. There’s a real methodology around how they go about putting a team together. I can tell you there are plenty of times I wish I could have a conversation with our selectors back here in New Zealand about certain things. So, I loved hearing that, but I’m with you a hundred percent,” he added.