Makhaya Ntini isn’t afraid to express his opinions and doesn’t subscribe to political correctness. The ex-South Africa pacer has shared a special way to deal with Virat Kohli on the field, and every cricketer, current or former, has voiced their opinions on how to handle a batter of Virat Kohli’s caliber.
“Don’t sledge Virat Kohli. Any bowler who sledges him will have to pay the price. If you don’t sledge and just let him be, he could get bored and make a mistake,” said Virat Kohli while speaking to Revsportz on Backstage With Boria show.
“Let me tell you something about Virat Kohli, something I will tell every South African bowler who will bowl to him,” she continues. Don’t talk to him while he is at bat. Don’t insult him by speaking to him, I say. By doing this, you are actually giving him the upper hand. If you know him, he wants the sledge. He enjoys fighting and wants to engage in it. By doing this, you are actually caving in to his demands, which will only bolster his resolve and make you pay.
Rather, just keep silent against him. When he sees a bowler not say things, he will get bored. He needs action in the middle to be at his best. When he doesn’t get it, he will find it boring and that’s when he can make a mistake. With players like him you need to be smart and not do the things that you will do with other batters. So when you bowl to him try and stay silent and make him feel bored. That’s your best chance of getting him out.”