Sachin Tendulkar Comes to Virat Kohli's Rescue

Virat Kohli's persistent bad form on India's tour of England, has forced him to turn to the best - Sachin Tendulkar.

updated: September 20, 2014 22:53 IST
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Virat Kohli has turned to the Master Blaster to bail him out of poor form.


Battling a prolonged phase of bad form, India cricketer Virat Kohli has turned to Sachin Tendulkar for urgent help. With 134 runs from 10 Test innings against England on the recent tour, the 25-year-old batsman has visibly struggled in the middle and is now practicing in the nets under the watchful gaze of Tendulkar.

According to a report in The Hindustan Times, Kohli - who has always said that Tendulkar inspired him to become a cricketer - requested the legendary batsman to help correct his erroneous batting and help him return to form. Kohli has been practicing at the Mumbai Cricket Association's indoor facility and Tendulkar has reportedly been by his side.

"Virat was here for an intense session today. Sachin was present too. He is going to come in for practice over the next two-three days as well," former India coach Lalchand Rajput was quoted as saying. "Since Virat had time, he felt he could come and just stay in touch. He worked on his off-stump game. We will have a better idea about how his form is in a couple of days, though international players don't take time." (Kohli Shatters Indian T20 Records)

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