Ravi Shastri, former Indian head coach and an ardent admirer of Virat Kohli, feels that the former India skipper needs to take a break from the game for two or three months. Shastri, himself a legendary cricketer, feels that Kohli needs to calm down, start focusing on his batting and take one game at a time.
Shastri believes Kohli still has at least 5 years of cricket left in him.
Shastri has been quoted in the media as saying: “He (Kohli) realizes he is 33, he realizes he has five years of good cricket ahead of him. If he can calm down, focus on his batting, take one game at a time, probably take a break from the game as well. I think if he sits out for two or three months or takes a break for a series, it would do him a world of good.”
Ravi Shastri also added that Virat Kohli should play the next three or four years like the king of the game. Adding that Kohli should be clear mentally about his role, Shastri concluded by stating that Kohli should contribute with the bat as a team player and help India win matches.
“To come back and play those three-four years as king, absolute king. You know where he is clear mentally, knows exactly what his job and role are, and then plays as a team player, that’s where I want to see Virat Kohli now. To come, contribute big time as a team player and help the team win,” concluded Ravi Shastri.