Sanjay Manjrekar asks Indian captain Virat Kohli to learn from Pakistan legend Imran Khan

 

Sanjay Manjrekar asks Indian captain Virat Kohli to learn from Pakistan legend Imran Khan
Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan and current Indian skipper Virat Kohli

Dubai - Manjrekar not impressed with the India-Sri Lanka Test series

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Published: Mon 7 Aug 2017, 6:13 PM

Last updated: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 1:31 PM

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar says it's difficult to judge how well India is playing despite Virat Kohli's team winning the first two Test matches against Sri Lanka.
India won the first Test by against the home team by 340 runs in Galle in four days. The second Test in Colombo also failed the last the distance as Kohli's men won by an innings and 53 runs on the fourth day.
Sri Lanka is going through a tough time after the retirement of the stalwarts like Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Tilakratne Dilshan. Angelo Matthews stepped down as captain following a humiliating one-day series loss at home to minnows Zimbabwe last month. 
New captain Dinesh Chandimal missed the first Test against India due to pneumonia. Even his return for the second Test failed to lift the Sri Lankan spirit as India, the world number one team, completely outplayed them in all departments of the game. 
Now Manjrekar, who played 37 Test matches for India, believes captain Kohli should follow in the footsteps of legendary Pakistan captain Imran Khan.
During the golden days of Pakistan cricket, Imran used to request Pakistan Cricket Board to arrange matches with tough teams as the 1992 World Cup-winning captain believed that was the only way to keep improving as a team in international cricket.
Manjrekar has appealed to Kohli to ask BCCI for tougher opponents.

"When Imran was leading a strong Pak team he urged his board to schedule tougher challenges for his team. Virat must do the same. #IndvsSL," Manjrekar tweeted after India's win over Sri Lanka in the Colombo Test.
Will Kohli listen to Manjrekar? Only time will tell.  


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