Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli resumed training ahead of the upcoming clash against Pakistan. He was on break for some time now and missed the series against West Indies and Zimbabwe.
Several experts criticized his decision to rest however he had a few supporters as many believed a break would help him refocus and come back stronger.
India’s former head coach Ravi Shastri spares no chance to slam the anti-Virat campaigners.
The elite 'Fab 4' group of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root, and Kane Williamson have dominated the game for the past decade. Virat and Williamson have slid down the pecking order in recent years, with Joe Root emerging as the finest batsman among them.
Meanwhile, Shastri stated that while we criticise Virat for taking a break, not performing, and other batsmen outperforming him, we forget that he has played three times as many games as everyone else.
“One stat I saw during the rescheduled Test against England that shocked me is that in last three years, Virat has played three times the number of games every other big batter has, be it Babar Azam, Joe Root, David Warner, or Steve Smith.”
It takes a toll being the captain and playing all three formats. Thus, the break was required, and it would do wonders for him, reckoned Shastri.