Former Indian Cricketer Saba Karim, while talking to India News Sports expressed his views about how the Indian Cricket Team should proceed further. The Veteran wicketkeeper talked about the template Indian Cricket Team should stick to. When everyone witnessed the return of Vintage Virat Kohli in this ongoing Asia Cup, Former Selector Saba Karim proposed a new template for Team India.
Saba Karim wants that Virat should play the role of anchor in this Indian Batting Line-up and every other player should bat around Virat Kohli. Former Cricketer feels that every time needs a batter who adapts to the situation and controls the innings and Kohli is the best India has in that department.
The 33-year-old took a short sabbatical from cricket ahead of Asia Cup to work on his mental and came out strong after that with a positive approach.
Other Players Should Bat Around Virat Kohli: Saba Karim
Former Selector Saba Karim is ready with the new batting strategy for the Cricketing Powerhouse, India. In his interview, Saba Karim said, “Virat Kohli has the ability to up the ante even if he plays run-a-ball for the first few deliveries. So this is the right template for Team India where others bat around him and go for the big shots.
“You need a batter who adapts to the situation and controls the innings and among all the batters they have, Kohli is the most experienced in playing this way.” He explained the reason behind this statement that Virat Kohli is currently the most experienced batsman in the Indian Batting Line-up.
Preserve Players Like Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya for the T20 World Cup: Saba Karim
Former Wicket-keeper Saba Karim also expressed that India should preserve players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya for this upcoming World Cup.
He said, “We need to understand that we played good cricket before the Asia Cup with the current template and if we rectify a couple of mistakes that we made, we are good to go. No matter where he bats in the top order, Kohli will remain a threat to the opposition. So it is important for the management to preserve players like him, Rohit and Hardik so that they give their best in the T20 World Cup.”
Virat Kohli finished the tournament as India’s leading run-getter with 276 runs in 5 matches at a strike rate of 147.59. He also ended his century drought with a maiden T20I century against Afghanistan to silence his critics.