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Indian National Cricket Team for T20? Laxman
VVS Laxman wants Virat Kohli to play with freedom
Former Indian player VVS Laxman feels that Indian captain Virat Kohli must express himself
fully in the upcoming five-match T20I series against England which will start from Friday,
March 12 in Ahmedabad.
After winning the four-match Test series, both teams will take on each other in the limited-
overs series and all eyes will be on Kohli who didn’t have a great Test series. He could only
manage 172 runs at an average of 28.67 in six innings as well. Despite scoring two fifties, he
got two ducks as well.
While speaking on the Star Sports network, VVS Laxman said that Kohli can play freely as
there is great depth in India’s batting line-up that is capable of scoring big as well as chase
them and in this way they could take the pressure off the Indian skipper as well.
“I feel that Virat Kohli is a class batsman, he’s an outstanding batsman and with depth and
quality in the Indian batting line-up, I think he should go and express himself. It’s not
necessary for him to play
the anchor role, because we know that he’s a stroke player. If he plays with positive intent,
if he plays his high percentage shots, not only his strike rate will be high, but his consistency
also will be there for everyone to see - he’s a match-winner,” Laxman said.
“With Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul opening the innings, and then you have got Shreyas Iyer,
Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, I think they have a lot of depth. So, Virat Kohli should go out
and express himself and play with a lot of freedom, and that’s when he’s very dangerous,”
he further added.
However, there are a few new faces too in the T20I squad namely Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan
Kishan and Rahul Tewatia who have the ability to turn the table too. With the T20 World
Cup later this year in mind, this series will be important for both teams as well.
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