Michael Vaughan urges out-of-form Virat Kohli to take a sabbatical from cricket: Go and sit on a beach

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has urged Virat Kohli to take a sabbatical from the game as he feels that a three-month break will help the star batter.

Kohli has been going through a lean patch (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kohli has been going through a lean patch
  • Vaughan has said that the former Indian skipper needs a three-month break from the game
  • Vaughan also expressed his displeasure with the schedule for the ODIs and T20Is between India and England

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has urged Virat Kohli to take a sabbatical from cricket as his lean patch continued in the recently-concluded Test match at Edgbaston.

Kohli’s struggles have been well-documented as the former India captain had an indifferent IPL 2022 for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The 33-year-old hasn’t scored a hundred in all three formats since 2019.

Many pundits have advised the star batter to take a break from the game and Vaughan is the latest to suggest the same thing.

During a chat with Cricbuzz, the former England captain suggested that Kohli needs a three-month break from cricket and it will help him going forward.

“I look at Virat in particular. I knew he had a little bit of a rest at the end of the IPL. But he just looks to me like he needs a sabbatical. He looks like he needs three months away from cricket. Go and sit on a beach.”

“Go and do what you can with your family because a career of 20 years, which he probably will end up getting because he’s such a good player.. To have a three months break, is it going to affect him? No. Will it help him? Yes,” said Vaughan.

Vaughan also expressed his displeasure with the schedule for the upcoming ODI and T20I series between India and England. Both teams will play three matches each in both the series and the former England skipper said that it would be impossible for all-format players to perform.

“I just look at the schedule for India and England. It’s ridiculous. We’ll see more and more of this over the next few years. It’s just impossible that all-format players will be able to play all three formats. The management of all these teams are going to have to be very clever in terms of giving them a breather,” said Vaughan.

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