‘Virat Kohli isn’t at his best at the moment, hopefully he discovers form soon’ says Ajit Agarkar;

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‘Virat Kohli isn’t at his best at the moment, hopefully he discovers form soon’ says Ajit Agarkar;

Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar has said that batter Virat Kohli is not at his best right now, but it would order well for Team India if he ends up finding form sooner rather than later.

Kohli stepped down as India’s Test captain earlier this month. A day after India’s three-match series against South Africa ended in a 1-2 loss. Last year, the 33-year-old resigned as T20I skipper and was then demoted to ODI captain. As the selectors demanded a single leader for all white-ball formats.

“At the end of the day you’re only successful as successful your team is and if you don’t win, it eventually doesn’t matter how great a player you are out on the field, it’s not enjoyable playing in the team,” Agarkar said on Star Sports’ show ‘Game Plan’.
“We talk about different combinations before – Virat Kohli would be a key factor because of the kind of player that he is but at the moment he isn’t at his best, which is a fact and the quicker he discovers his form it’s going to be that much easier for Rohit Sharma to then manage that thing because of what he can do on his own, Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli’s form is a concern, but we all know what a player he is. So, hopefully, he discovers his form sooner rather than later,” he added.

Kohli’s last century in international cricket came against Bangladesh in a day-night Test at Eden Gardens in Kolkata in November 2019.

“From a personal and individual standpoint, you want to convert those 50s into 100s because you’ve got to save something for the rainy days as well. He’s not going through a bad patch of form, so to speak, in terms of runs, but when you see him bat, you don’t see the same Virat Kohli,” said Aakash Chopra.
“He’s not imposing, he’s not dominating, he’s still scratching around. And he’s scoring those runs and that’s what all great players do – we saw Sachin, Rahul – we’ve seen them accumulate runs, but he’s (Virat Kohli) not an accumulator, he’s an enforcer but he’s not there yet. But the one thing I actually want to see, is now Rohit Sharma will have his stamp of authority and the brand of cricket that he wants to play,” he added.

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