Sachin Tendulkar on Virat Kohli’s batting struggles in England Tests: The mind leads to technical errors

It won’t be wrong if you synchronize consistency with Kohli but his recent performance has made the synonym quite dubious and the reason being inconsistency of the one who is consistent.

India’s tour of England made the unnamed heroes while the hero, the conqueror was tame on the Mecca of Cricket.The facts justify the reason as he has managed just 62 runs from the 2 Tests so far. Kohli has scores of 0, 42 and 20 so far in 3 innings at an average of 20.66.

Indian skipper lean phase with the willow has been a worrisome problem as it’s been 629 days since Virat Kohli hit his last international century.In fact, in 2021, Kohli holds an average of just 25.44 in the 9 outings he has done for India. His last 15 innings numbers are all the more disappointing which include 3 ducks and 3 single-digit scores.

This brings criticism at his door and Sachin Tendulkar brought to light what was Kohli’s weakness and that being there improper movement of his feet while batting and even moving too far across the stumps leading to cheap dismissals.

“Virat hasn’t had a great start. It is the mind that leads to technical errors and if the start isn’t good you start thinking about a lot of things. Because anxiety levels are high you tend to over compensate your movements.
“When a batsman isn’t in good form you either go too far across or don’t move your feet at all. That happens to everyone. Form is also your state of mind along with the body working in harmony,”Tendulkar told PTI.

India beat England by 151 runs to win the second Test and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series on Monday.

Chasing 272, England were bowled out for 120 in 51.5 overs with skipper Joe Root top-scoring with 33.India declared on 298-8 just after lunch to set England 272 to win in 60 overs.India’s pacemen starred with both bat and ball on Monday as Virat Kohli’s side thrashed England by 151 runs in the second Test at Lord’s. Victory gave India a 1-0 lead in a five-match series after just their third win in 19 Tests at the ‘home of cricket’ followed a rain-marred draw at Trent Bridge. England, set 272 to win in a minimum of 60 overs on the last day, were dismissed for 120. They were in dire straits at 1-2 after Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami removed openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley for nought apiece.

Fellow paceman Mohammed Siraj then followed up with 4-32 — a return that saw him end the match by bowling No 11 James Anderson.

Earlier, Shami, with 56 not out, and Bumrah (34 not out) both hit their highest Test scores and shared an unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 89, during India’s secon innings which contributed to their win.

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