Mark Waugh: Captain Kohli Is Suffering In A Mental Pressure

During last four sessions, Indian Captain Virat Kohli didn’t show his natural game. It clearly showed that Kohli got out in an unofficial way against Australia. As a result, in the first Test match, India defeated by 333 runs against Australia. The same result going to happen in the second Test too.

Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh feels Captain Kohli is suffering from a “brain fade” and said “thinking negatively” putting his teammates in a real pressure.

In the first innings of the second Test, captain Kohli got out in the same way. Last 2 Test Matches Captain Kohli got out when he is leaving the bowl.

Australian Waugh told to Fox Sports, “That’s a brain fade.”

“I know the ball before bounced and hit him on the thigh-pad and he’s a bit worried about those two men on the leg side, but that’s bread-and-butter for an Indian batsman, a class player. You just tuck that off the hip,” he added.

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He said, captain Kohli played in a manner which he shouldn’t play, and this will affect his teammates and his country too.

Virat Kohli

“He’s just thinking negatively because there are men around the bat. He thinks if it bounces he might get an inside edge. As a batsman, you can’t think like that.”

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“He can hit that ball in his sleep for runs. He’s obviously thinking is a little bit negatively, and that’s rubbed off on a few of his teammates,” he added.

He believes that only Indian batsman can defense against Lyon and O’Keefe.

Waugh said, “In between those dismissals you don’t see the balls where one is skidding, and another is standing up off the pitch. So there’s a bit of mental disintegration in between those balls.”

“This pitch to me, it’s not as bad as Pune, but it’s got that natural inconsistent pace and bounce in it – you see some balls turning, some keeping low. I don’t think it’s a great batting wicket; it’s disconcerting for the batsmen,” he added.

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