From being one of India's greatest batters of all time, Virat Kohli has faced a big fall as well, so much so that his place in the side has come under question. Even after taking enough rest from smaller series, Kohli's technical weaknesses has come to the fore. However, just like skipper Rohit Sharma stoutly defended all questions on the former Indian skipper's prolonged bad patch, his deputy KL Rahul followed suit.
"We don't really give much importance to such comments. It doesn't really affect a player, especially a world-class player like Virat will not be affected by what people are saying (on the outside)," Rahul said,
"He has had a little break and he is working on his game," he said.
While Kohli hasn't scored an international hundred for nearly three years now, Rahul doesn't find anything wrong in his batting but feels may be the unbelievable run he had for a good seven eight years have left people yearning for more.
"When I was injured and at home for two months, I watched him play and it did not feel like he was out of form. Maybe, the standards he has set for himself, he hasn't been able to get to that level yet. But, I'm sure he's hungry to win matches for the country. That's what he has done throughout his career," he added.