2. Kohli’s tactical errors during crucial times
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Kohli’s lack of tactical decisions came to the limelight during India’s semifinal loss to New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup. When the team was reeling at 24 for 4, Dhoni’s defensive approach was needed. However Dhoni’s arrival was delayed which eventually cost the nation the trophy.
Another instance of Kohli’s errors happened in the IPL during the match against Mumbai Indians. While chasing RCB’s 171, MI needed 22 off 12 balls. Despite having many options like Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini and Mohammad Siraj, Kohli decided to go with left-arm spinner Pawan Negi.
MI’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is known to feed on spinners, was on strike. Pandya took advantage of Kohli’s errors and ended the game in the 19th over itself. Later it turned out that it was the decision of RCB’s bowling coach Ashish Nehra. In turn it also showed the lack of Kohli’s vision in reading the games.
3. Kohli’s poor sense in building a team
Being successful in a Test or a T20, the captain has to keep faith in his players. When it comes to T20s, Kohli has failed to retain a core group of players. Kohli need to understand that too many changes in the team will lead to poor performances.
Changing a team too much leads to insecurity among the players. This happens more in T20s as the game demands pace and one has to deliver right from the word go. This is one of the main reasons why RCB has failed to deliver repeatedly.