New Delhi: “Virat Kohli remains in a relaxed frame of mind and it is only a matter of time before he gets that elusive hundred,” youth coach Raj Kumar Sharma said on Tuesday.
Kohli gets regular starts and half centuries, but hasn’t added to its 70 hundreds in over two years.
Questions are asked about his form, but Sharma feels they are invalid as he continues to score points.
“I think people who doubt his form should look at his stats. When they see that, they will find it hard to criticize him. The 100 won’t come, but he has 70. People should realize that .”
“Honestly, he’s playing well and it’s only a matter of time before he has a big turn. He’s very positive and very relaxed and we’ll have a big one from him soon,” Sharma told PTI.
‘Yash Dhull an exceptional talent’
Sharma is also a coach of the Delhi team and currently sits with the Ranji Trophy squad in Guwahati. Yash Dhull, who is also from West Delhi like Kohli, has earned his first call-up after leading India to the U-19 World Cup trophy.
The 19-year-old has not played red ball cricket for a long time, but Sharma feels he is up to the challenge. He could open in the Delhi opener on Thursday.
“He is an exceptional talent, he showed it in the semi-final against Australia. He is a good prospect for India,” said Sharma, referring to his 100 against the Aussies.
“We haven’t decided on his batting position yet. We will decide after looking at the wicket. He is quite a mature talent. Last year he was also a Ranji prospect, he is ready. He will learn a lot from his experience,” said Sharma.
Delhi had their first training session after five days of quarantine on Tuesday.
“It’s great that cricket is starting with red balls. Players have suffered a lot over the past two years, both financially and skillfully. They are all looking forward to the challenge,” he added.
The side is led by Pradeep Sangwan.
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