Virat Kohli must concentrate on his game, rather than inciting controversy: Danish Kaneria | Cricket news

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NEW DELHI: Former Pakistani cricketer Danish Kaneria has said India Test captain Virat Kohli needs to focus on his game rather than inciting unnecessary controversy.
“It’s been two years, Virat hasn’t done a century so he needs to focus on his game. Speaking against legends like Saurav Ganguly and no one else is going to help him,” Kaneria said.
“Virat had issues with Anil Kumble, now he has issues with Ganguly. Kumble and Ganguly have proven themselves; they are the true ambassadors of the game. Virat speaks against Ganguly who changed Indian cricket, then MS Dhoni the Now, Virat’s 90 minute jibe is not really needed at this time.
“He struggles to race in tests and T20s. And as a captain he hasn’t won any ICC trophies so it’s all going against him. And now this blame game, I don’t think it is. will help him as well as Indian cricket, ”fast bowlers Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Imran Khan, who is fourth on the list with the most test wickets for Pakistan, told IANS.
“As for Rohit Sharma, he’s been an outstanding ambassador for the game; he’s won five IPL trophies. His captain is impeccable; his camaraderie with Rahul Dravid is incredible. I don’t think Virat Kohli’s relationship with Dravid will be good long term. Virat also had a problem with Anil Kumble. Kumble and Dravid both come from South India and they have great status in cricket. I played against them both, and I know what kind of intellectual they are, “said the former leg spinner.
A 61 test veteran, Kaneria said India has a very good pool of cricketers. “Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mayank Agarwal and even Priyank Panchal have performed well. India has substitutes for every position. If players like Rishabh Pant don’t do better, KS Bharat and Wriddhiman Saha are ready to go. Replace him. So if someone is complacent and confident about their position in the squad even if they don’t do well in the middle, they will have to think twice, ”said Kaneria.
When asked to compare the Pakistani Super League and the Indian Premier League, Kaneria immediately replied that the two were poles apart.
“As a very professional event, the IPL provides so much talent to Indian cricket. And it gets better and better with the seasons as PSL does next to nothing for Pakistani cricket. If a player does well. at PSL, then the unprofessional approach of the Pakistan Cricket Board jeopardizes his chances of entering the national team, “he said.
The master leg spinner confessed he struggled playing against Indian batsmen like Dravid, VVS Laxman and destructive opener Virender Sehwag.
“Dravid and Laxman were technically very strong while Sehwag had the ability to destroy any pitcher’s confidence with his hand-eye coordination and incredible timing. It was too difficult to play with him,” said Kaneria who uses the Koo social platform where it is located. publication on various issues including cricket.
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