‘I hope it isn’t too late till….’ – Mohammed Kaif on Virat Kohli’s return in 3rd Test against England

 ‘I hope it isn’t too late till….’ – Mohammed Kaif on Virat Kohli’s return in 3rd Test against England

Mohammad Kaif (Source: X)

Former Indian cricketer Mohammed Kaif analysed India’s performance in the first test match against England of the five-match Test series of England’s tour of India. Notably, England registered a victory in the first game after defeating India by 28 runs, as the English bowling unit dismissed the Indian batting lineup for 202 runs in the second innings.

In a recent interview with the Times of India, Kaif highlighted that since India’s former captain Virat Kohli has opted out of the first two games due to personal reasons, the Indian Cricket Board has named new replacements for the upcoming four games.

He also talked about the recent form of Shubman Gill, as he has not furthered well in Red Ball Cricket after a successful white ball tournament performance in the recent past. Kaif discusses that Shubman Gill needs to work on his footwork in Test Cricket.

Mohammed Kaif on India’s performance in the 1st Test against England 

“I hope it isn’t too late till Virat Kohli comes (after the second Test). Dhruv Jurel or on current form, even Sarfaraz Khan can get a look in. But in the absence of KL Rahul and Jadeja, the Indian batting will weaken, no doubt about that. Axar may have to bat at No.8 and that’s why I feel Washington Sundar can get a look-in because they want batting till No. 9,” Mohammad Kaif was quoted by Times of India.

“Shubman Gill is a very talented batsman, no doubt about that, but his game is of white-ball cricket and flat wickets which we get in limited-overs internationals. But in Test cricket, you won’t get flat wickets, the ball will bounce, the ball will turn, so Gill has to work on his footwork and I am sure that he will make the necessary adjustments and will score runs again,” Kaif said.


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