Matthew Hayden gives savage reply to Shastri’s comments on Virat Kohli’s form

Former Indian captain Virat Kohli and the present Indian captain Rohit Sharma both seem to be struggling in the ongoing season of IPL. They were getting out on ducks and also couldn’t score big for the teams.

Virat Kohli who registered his 3rd golden duck of the season in the last match has been a topic of discussion for his form recently as he just scored 216 runs with a strike rate of 111.34 at an average of 18.63. The former also holds the record of scoring the most runs in an IPL season.

On it, Former Indian cricketer and coach Ravi Shastri suggests that Kohli should take rest as he is “overcooked”. It’s probably the right time for him to rest himself to get back to form before the World Cup -T20 which will be played in Australia later in the month of October. In between India would play matches so it would be difficult for him to get rest.
“I am going straight to the main guy here. Virat Kohli is overcooked. If anyone needs a break, it’s him,” Shastri told Star Sports.

The debate again arose after Kohli’s third duck of the season and commentator Harsha Bhogle recalled what Shastri said about Virat Kohli. In the reply from his co-commentator Mathew Hayden, he asked whether Shastri thinks the same about Rohit Sharma too.

Rohit Sharma who is also going through a rough patch with bat scored just 200 runs in 11 matches he played at an average of 18.18 and a strike rate of 125.

“Does he say the same about Rohit Sharma? I mean these guys are playing cricket all the time, of course these tournaments, they come around so quickly, you get yourself into a mental space and Kohli has been brilliant at it for so many years, so animated, so passionate. To come off that though just for a moment and you are under pressure,” Hayden said

Then Harsha Bhogle clarified why Shastri only brought up Virat Kohli.

“The only reason I brought that up, Ravi and Virat have known each other so well over the last 3-4 years, have run a lot of campaigns together, been very good at Test cricket. He knows the inner mind,” Bhogle said.