Virat Kohli has stressed that the team management has put their focus on batting improvements ahead of the tour of Australia. Calling for better decision making under pressure, Kohli said that the batting unit has been told to always look at the needs of the team at any situation and stressed on ‘batting together’.”Our focus will be more on how batsmen will bat together on this tour,” said Kohli in a press conference before the team leaves for Australia.
“The bowlers are in a great space. After a long time, we have a bowling attack where we feel that we can pick up twenty wickets every time.” Virat Kohli also added that Shastri’s contribution to the team made people believe that they belong at this level. The Indian captain also cleared the air about Ravi Shastri being a ‘yes man’. “About saying yes all the time, that is the most bizarre thing I’ve heard.
I don’t think there is anyone who has said no to me more than him (Ravi Shastri) in Indian cricket,” Kohli said. “Honestly, he is one guy I can speak to and get an honest opinion and he’ll tell me something that doesn’t need to be done,” Kohli further said. “I’ve made more changes to my game listening to him than anyone else in the past,” the Indian captain further added.