During the second Test between India and West Indies at Port of Spain, former India pacer Zaheer Khan highlighted the importance of Virat Kohli taking on the role of a mentor at this stage of his career. Speaking to Geo Cinema, Zaheer expressed his belief that the enjoyment factor will be crucial for Kohli as the burden of captaincy is lifted off his shoulders.
Kohli showed his form and brilliance by scoring his 29th Test century in India’s first innings against the West Indies at Port of Spain. Zaheer praised the Indian batsman, saying, “He is constantly involved in the game. I think those aspects are very important for him going forward. But it is great to see him scoring runs in good space. I think that’s what he needs to do now. “
Kohli’s ability to guide and mentor the young players in the Indian team with talents like Yashaswi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan is remarkable. Zaheer emphasized the importance of this mentorship role for Kohli and how it would engage and motivate him.
“You know, he should enjoy this part of his career where he’s going to lead youngsters like Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan. That mentor role is going to be expected of him at this point in his career, something he does anyway, but you know it keeps you going and in the game,” Zaheer said.