‘I don’t want them to creep into my…..” Ian Chappell Recalled The Moment When He Asked Virat About The “Fancy Shot” Selection

The Indian team is very close to making the place in the semis of the T20 World Cup 2022. However, they have to play their last match against Zimbabwe on Nov 6th at Melbourne. If any upset doesn’t happen in that match then the men in blue will finally make their place in the semis.

The one Indian player who is trending in this T20 World Cup is Run Machine King Kohli, who played a masterclass inning when the whole team showed a devastating performance and clinched the victory from the jaws of the Pakistani team. In the very next match against minnow Netherlands once again he hit a clinical fifty. His performance in the third match against South Africa was not so good but you can’t rely on only one player in any ICC tournament but again in the fourth match against Bangladesh, he played a splendid knock of 68 runs off 44 balls.

Virat’s performance in the World cup left an impact on the world cricket fraternity and especially some shots like a straight six on Harish Rauf during the crucial moment in the match against Pakistan praised by the many former cricketers and experts.

In an interview with Sydney Morning Herald, the former Australia skipper recalled an interview which he did with Virat Kohli a few years back, when he was asked about why Virat doesn’t play “fancy shots”.

“We did an interview with Virat Kohli, a couple of years ago. It was a magnificent example of talking about the game. When we asked Virat about why don’t you use some of the fancy shots, he said, ‘I don’t want them to creep into my Test game’. That’s one of the amazing things about Virat Kohli. He makes all these runs at a very good rate, and he does it with normal cricketing shots,” Chappell recalled.

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“Few alleviate and get hit into the stands, but that doesn’t mean it’s a slog. As Mark (Taylor) described, off the backfoot, hitting straight, it’s a cricket shot, except you don’t hit it in the air. But he did, and he did 90 meters,” Chappell further said.

Virat has scored 220 runs in four innings in this world cup and he is the leading run-scorer in this T20 World Cup. In the match against Bangladesh, he also left behind former Sri-Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene and became the highest run scorer in the T20 World Cup history. He has 1065 runs total to his name in 23 innings with a magnificent average of 88.75 and a remarkable strike rate of 132.46.

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