Mark Waugh Clarifies his Comments About Virat Kohli During Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Mark Waugh Clarifies his Comments About Virat Kohli During Border-Gavaskar Trophy

The legendary Mark Waugh of Australia caused quite a commotion in Nagpur during the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Virat Kohli was at fault for two missed opportunities in that game. First, in the 16th over of the day, the former captain of India offered Australia’s ace batter Steve Smith a break. Smith attempted a drive against a wider delivery on the first ball of that over and received a heavy outside edge. At first slip, Kohli extended his right hand but was unable to secure the ball.

Afterwards, during the second session, Peter Handscomb edged one of Jadeja. After striking wicketkeeper KS Bharat’s hands, the ball was deflected. Again fielding in the slips, Kohli was unable to get to the ball. While providing commentary, former Australia player Mark Waugh made the observation that “your legs have to be much closer to be able to move swiftly.” Handscomb was stopped at 31 while Smith scored 37.

“In his role, Kohli had a very high position. Should have remained a little lower, “Waugh threw in an offer. “He ought to have performed little better. almost as though he hadn’t anticipated it.”

Waugh has since explained his remarks. I didn’t criticise his batting, I was just criticising his catching, which he actually did get better at. He gave it his all. But I find it unbelievable that Virat Kohli has gone 39 innings without a century,” Waugh stated on Fox Cricket.

“There is no doubt that he has felt the burden because of the manner he has batted and even his catching. He’s a terrific player, so he’s not used to not scoring runs, but I did sense him returning to form in Delhi.