Test captain and India’s one of the most dependable batsman Virat Kohli is not in good form.
Kohli, with 3272 runs under his belt at an average of over 44 in the Test matches, is struggling to adjust in home conditions.
In India, the Delhi lad till now has played 17 matches and scored only 1,059 with 107, his best against Australia. While in foreign pitches, Virat has played about 28 matches so far and scored 2,186 runs with an average of about 44.
In the ongoing Test series against the Kiwis, Virat is not in his usual or I might say the finest form. In last three innings he managed to score just 36 runs.
In the first Test in Kanpur, Virat just managed to score 9 in his first innings and 18 in the second. However, India managed to beat New Zealand to win their historic 500th Test.
In the Second Test, which is currently underway at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Kohli got out for just 9 in India’s first innings on the first day.
His record in 2016 has been exceptional until now. In this current year, Virat became the first Indian Test captain to score a double hundred in overseas against the West Indies. But, now it seems that the pressure of leading his side in front of the home crowd is taking its toll on his batting.
But, this run drought does not bother Virat Kohli.
Just a few days back Kohli said:
“I don’t think about these things. Cricket is a game where you can only prepare well. Results cannot be in your hand all the time. You get caught to a no-ball and different things can happen which are out of your control.”
Further, the 27-year-old batsman said he doesn’t believe in ‘form’ too.
“I don’t think there is anything called ‘form’. It is how you are feeling on a certain day. It always doesn’t mean you are out of form. It’s just about how you are feeling mentally on a given day.”
The last time he scored a fifty on Indian soil was against South Africa in the Freedom Series last year at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.
Since then, he is struggling to cheer up his fans in India.
Will Kohli be able to perform in the remaining games against the Kiwis? Will he be able to overcome all the odds?
Well as a hardcore Virat fan we want him to roar back into form, for which he is known for, ASAP!