Former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf feels Virat Kohli was perhaps overcome by problems of fatigue towards the end of the long tour of New Zealand, which resulted in his failures across the four innings in the Test series.
Kohli’s tally of 218 runs in 11 innings in New Zealand was the lowest he had managed in a single tour despite playing all three formats (ODIs, T20Is and Tests). India suffered a 0-3 whitewash in ODIs and were flogged 0-2 in the Tests following a 5-0 victory in the T20I series.
“Kohli looked a little fatigued. It can happen to anyone when you play so much cricket. That is why I agree with modern-day cricket fitness is paramount for players. In our days we could manage. But my belief is that if a player is not fit he just can’t give perform to his potential,” Yousuf said.