Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg is certain of Virat Kohli ending his century-less streak very soon. Hogg feels Kohli has made some adjustments in his batting and that will help him to overcome the challenge against England pacers.
The Indian skipper has been going through a lean patch with the bat. He hasn’t scored a single international hundred since November 2019 against Bangladesh. It has been 52 innings since that knock – the worst phase in Kohli’s career.
He is edging the ball outside his off stump – the same problem he had during the England tour of 2014. All of his dismissals came in the same way in the five innings so far on this tour of England.
“I am predicting that Virat Kohli will score a hundred somewhere along the line. I just think he has realized what difference was there in his technique two years ago from what it is now. I just saw in the final innings that there were slight adjustments in the way he set up.
“When Virat Kohli gets in the right, he doesn’t take time to turn it around. So, for me, watch out for a big score from Virat Kohli,” Hogg said in a video uploaded on his Youtube channel.
Brad Hogg further said Kohli is a captain that teams like England and Australia fear, as he imposes himself on the opponents.
“I think Virat Kohli is a very good skipper. I think he is a skipper that Australia and England fear. He just imposes himself on the opposition. We have had just one loss here, so this is where you start asking questions.
“What sets good leaders apart from mediocre leaders is the way that they come back from adversity. But I know England fear Virat Kohli by the way he imposes himself in the middle,” Hogg signed off.
The fourth Test will undergo from September 2 at The Oval in London.