Virat Kohli’s poor performance in the present Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a source of concern. The former Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper has struggled to hit huge runs and has been removed twice for golden ducks.

The 33-year-old got his first half-century of the season against Gujarat Titans, but it came at an excruciatingly sluggish rate of 58 off 53 balls. While supporters anticipated the fifty to improve his luck, he continued to struggle in the next match, scoring 30 off 33 balls against Chennai Super Kings.

Many experts, including former India coach Ravi Shastri, have urged Kohli to take a vacation in light of his worrisome run, and MSK Prasad has now added his voice to the chorus.

“But yes, I want Virat to take a significant break and before the Asia Cup, he should be fresh, up and running,” said Prasad.

In an interview with PTI, the former chairman of selectors stated that Kohli should take a sabbatical so that he can enter the Asia Cup fresh. Not just Kohli, but Mumbai Indians and Team India captain Rohit Sharma has also struggled, but Prasad believes the three – Rohit, Kohli, and KL Rahul – will be crucial in the Indian line-up during the T20 World Cup later this year. He did, however, recommend a batting order change and chose Shikhar Dhawan, who is out of favor, to start the innings.