VVS Laxman Has An Advice For Virat Kohli Ahead Of T20I Series Against England
"It's not necessary for him to play the anchor role, because we know that he's a stroke player. If he plays with positive intent, if he plays his high percentage shots, not only his strike rate will be high, but his consistency also will be there for everyone to see -- he's a match-winner," Laxman added.
Laxman said that he expects KL Rahul to open the innings in place of Shikhar Dhawan and considering the abilities of the rest of the batsmen in the lineup, Kohli doesn't need to stop himself from playing shots.
"With Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul opening the innings, and then you have got Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, I think they have a lot of depth. So, Virat Kohli should go out and express himself and play with lot of freedom, and that's when he's very dangerous," Laxman said.
India's five-match T20I series, which will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, starts on Friday.