Nehra questions Kohli’s decision to bowl only two overs of Jasprit Bumrah during India’s second ODI against Australia in Sydney.
Ashish Nehra Slams Virat Kohli’s Bowling plan
Ashish Nehra, who has worked with Virat Kohli in RCB in the past, said the captain was being hasty in his decisions.
“In today’s game, Virat Kohli gave two overs to Mohammed Shami and then brought Navdeep Saini. He wanted Shami to bowl from the other end, that I understand, but then, why would he use Jasprit Bumrah for only two overs with the new ball?” Nehra said in an interaction with cricbuzz.
Virat Kohli led India conceded 389 in the 50 overs. Bumrah bowled the second and fourth overs of the innings, conceding 7 runs including a maiden in his first over. He bowled one more over – the ninth – in the first Power Play.
It seemed like Kohli took Bumrah out of the attack to change ends for Mohammed Shami, but didn’t bring Bumrah back on even when Navdeep Saini was expensive.
Nehra’s advises Virat Kohli
“I agree Virat Kohli is making frequent changes in bowling. He only had five bowling options. India used Mayank Agarwal and Hardik Pandya – it was a decision made on the ground. If things were going in India’s way, you would not have seen these two getting an over.
“Virat Kohli is being hasty in his decisions. In the previous game (first ODI) as well, after Kohli was dropped, it seemed like he is in a hurry. Kohli has chased 350 several times in his career, it is not a big deal for him. But it seemed like he was chasing 475, not 375.
“I believe, Kohli is an impulsive captain. He is making too many changes in his bowling. And this is an area that he needs to take care of.”