Don't think Kohli going through a lean patch: Rathour

Virat Kohli's prolonged lean patch is not a concern for the Indian team, batting coach Vikram Rathour said on Monday, expressing confidence that the superstar batter would be back among runs in the upcoming T20I series against West Indies here.

The 33-year-old, whose tenure as India captain across formats came to an end last month, had a disappointing run in the recently-concluded three matches ODI series with a total score of 26 runs at an average of 8.6 with a best of 18.

Rathour said it does not mean lack of form as Kohli has been doing well in the nets. 'I don't think he's going through a lean phase. I understand he had a poor series against the West Indies (in ODIs) but no conversation as such,' Rathour said in a media interaction in the build-up to the three-match T20I series beginning at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.