‘He needs to learn from Virat’: Mohammad Kaif feels 26-year-old India batsman is ‘frittering away his chances’

‘He needs to learn from Virat’: Mohammad Kaif feels 26-year-old India batsman is ‘frittering away his chances’

The gunman worked for about three years as a personal trainer at a gym in the Australian town of Grafton, but stopped working after an injury and then used his inheritance to live and travel. He visited dozens of countries around the world, including India, China, Russia, North Korea, and many countries in Africa and Europe.

He moved to New Zealand in 2017 and focused on planning for his attack. The report said he only had superficial interactions with people at a gym and the rifle club where he practiced rapid-fire shooting. Yet when needed, Tarrant could present himself to others in a way that didn’t arouse suspicion.

Tarrant told investigators that although he frequented extreme right-wing discussion boards on websites like 4chan and 8chan, he found YouTube a far more significant source of information and inspiration.

Team India have bounced back impressively on their tour of Australia. After losing the ODI series 1-2, Virat Kohli and Co. have grabbed the T20I series after winning the first two matches. They defeated Australia by six wickets in the second T20I in Sydney to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. There have been many positives to come out of the series with Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, and T Natarajan impressing everyone with their performances.

However, there is still one concern for India. The team management has given chances to 26-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson in the first two T20I but he has failed to grab them. Even though he has started well, Samson hasn’t been able to capitalise on their knocks. He has scored only 38 runs in two matches and could be dropped for the third T20I.


Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif wants Samson to learn from Kohli how to build innings as he wasting his chances in the India jersey. However, Kaif still Team India to back Samson as he has the X-Factor.

“According to me, we have won the series. He has got two innings and in the first T20I, Sanju Samson was looking good. It felt like he could score runs. And he has the X-factor, he has the ability to hit sixes,” Kaif said during a discussion on the Sony Sports network.

“Yes, he is frittering away his chances. He is new and will get more chances although he has not grasped his chances, like Natarajan has done. That has not happened with Sanju Samson but I feel he should get more chances.”

“If Samson gets the opportunity now, then he should take the example from Virat Kohli in the middle. Virat Kohli is a player who also makes the runs through singles and doubles. You can hit the sixes but he needs to learn from Virat Kohli on how to build an innings,” Kaif concluded.


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