It will be wise of Virat Kohli to take a break: Ravi Shastri

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27 Apr 2022 | 12:43 PM
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It will be wise of Virat Kohli to take a break: Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri states that it would be wise for Kohli to take a break

For the second time in the same month, former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri advised former Indian skipper Virat Kohli to take a break from the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. Since the start of this season’s IPL, the right-hander has scores of 41*, 12, 5, 48, 1, 12, 0, 0, 9. 

In the wake of Kohli’s downfall in the cash-rich league, Shastri said that it will be wise for the 33-year-old to draw the balance. The former coach also advised the right-hander to pull out of the IPL to concentrate on international career. 

"You know, sometimes you have to draw the balance. This year he is already into the tournament (IPL 2022), tomorrow if push comes to shove and you want to prolong your international career and make a mark there for 6-7 years, pull out of the IPL, for all you care," Shastri told Star Sports presenter Jatin Sapru on his YouTube channel.

"I think a break is ideal for him because he has played non-stop cricket and he has captained the side across all formats. It will be wise of him to take a break,” he added.

Kohli will next be in action against Gujarat Titans, where he once again will walk out to bat at the top of the order. 

"Not only Virat, I'll tell that to any other player. If you want to play and do well for India, you have to draw the line where you want to take that break and the ideal break would be off-season where India is not playing and the only time India does not play is the IPL," Shastri said.

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