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Former Pakistani spinner Mushtaq Ahmed reveals his conversation with Virat Kohli during ongoing England tour

Recently, former Pakistani skipper Mushtaq has said he has advised Virat Kohli during the current tour of India in England. He said that he suggested Kohli to make some changes in the technique.

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Mushtaq Ahmed and Virat Kohli (Photo: Twitter)

Former Indian skipper and senior batter Virat Kohli enduring a lean patch for the last few years. He is struggling for his 71st international since the last time he scored against the West Indies in November 2019. He couldn’t score more runs with the bat in the recently-concluded T20I series against England.

The Delhi-born senior lad also failed to deliver in the rescheduled last Test match against England. He could score only 11 and 20 respectively in both the innings of the match. Recently, former Pakistani skipper Mushtaq has said he has advised Kohli during the current tour of India in England.

He’s a very smart and a good listener – Mushtaq Ahmed on Virat Kohli

Mushtaq has also given his services to the English team as a coach. He said that Virat Kohli came to him for a piece of advice during the series. The 52-year-old said that the senior Indian batter listened to his advice very carefully and with concentration.

“Once Virat was training in the gym and he himself came to me and asked how everything was going and after a brief conversation I told him a couple of things and he’s a very smart and a good listener,” Mushtaq Ahmed was quoted as saying to ARY during the News’ show Bouncer.

Later on, a former Pakistani veteran said that he suggested Kohli bring some technical changes in his batting.

“So, I told Virat that the initial 10-15 runs you score, your front foot lands straight on the pitch and when you try to drive the ball and as your foot is not in the direction of the ball, it takes the outside nick even on a flat surface,” he added later.

Summing up his remarks, the veteran of 52 Tests and 144 ODIs talked about the technical aspects of batting a batter requires against any bowler.

“After that, I noted that he began to shuffle across the pitch to get the ball in the middle. But as you know, when a batter shuffles, especially when it is swinging, he lost track of where his off-stump was. He was carefully listening to all my points and acknowledged me, ‘That’s a very good point, Mushi bhai, and I would work on it’,” Mushtaq concluded.

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