5 things Virat Kohli needs to improve to become the best of the best
At the age of 29, Virat Kohli is already a cricketing legend. Praised as one of the best batsmen, Kohli has a 50+ average in all formats of the game. He has the 5th highest number of hundreds (56 centuries) in international cricket along with four IPL hundreds.
According to many, Kohli will break most batting records by the time he retires. He has transitioned his aggressive batting approach on to his captaincy as well. His captaincy, as long as it frightens the opponents and is within the fair play, can only make the game more intriguing.
Has he perfected the game? Can he be called the master of the game? Isn't there any aspect that he needs to improve? The answer is, he is only near-perfect.
Here are the five things Virat Kohli need to improve to become an all-time great:
#1 Being considerate of his running partners
Virat Kohli is one of the finest athletes this game has ever produced. However, as far as running between the wickets is concerned, he has to be considerate of his partner.
The superstar of Indian cricket isn't one of those mediocre runners in between the wickets who get satisfied by settling for a single run. Rather, he always attempts to convert singles into doubles, doubles into triples, and only a few batsmen can run as fast as Kohli in between wickets.
Due to his over-enthusiasm, many a time we have seen the Indian captain making wrong calls, and often this confusion between two batsmen leads to a run-out. It not only has gotten him run-out but also led to well-set players being out.
Shikhar Dhawan expressed his disappointment on the field when a risky Kohli call got him run-out in South Africa. Similarly, Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been involved in seven run-outs so far.
The Indian captain would love to improve his awareness about his partners at the other end when he calls for quick runs.