Virat Kohli did not know how to take singles in the beginning, says Virender Sehwag

India are on a dream run and now they would dearly hope to whitewash Australia and make it to the top spot in T20I's as well

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag is never shy of a word or two. This time he has made a statement on Indian captain Virat Kohli. For starters, both have played for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy and hence Virender Sehwag, the former legend has seen him from close quarters. Currently, Virender Sehwag is a commentator for Star Sports and is usually seen broadcasting Indian games.

“When Kohli used to open with me and Gauti, he didn’t know how to take singles. We used to discuss this in the dressing room that he needs to learn how to take singles. He has perhaps learned from experience. Also, he has sharpened his ability to hit fours and rotate strike rather than hitting big sixes,” Sehwag said.

“His issues with rotating the strike meant that the Indian skipper was often found scoring his runs at a slower pace. One of the main reasons was his failure to find gaps and take singles to keep the scorecard ticking and his inability to hit sixes at will. Virat Kohli, himself, has admitted that he is still not good at hitting big sixes but focuses on his strength of finding gaps to steal boundaries,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, team India has registered their first victory in the 1st T20I at Ranchi by 9 wickets. The bowlers stole the show, led by the young Kuldeep Yadav, who bagged two wickets and also the Man of the Match.

India takes on Australia in the 2nd T20I on the 10th of October. This victory after a phenomenal One Day series is ideal in India’s preparations for the 2019 cricket World Cup.