Often we see cricketers face poor form and former Team India captain Virat Kohli is one of them who has been going through a tough phase of his cricketing career for quite some time now. However, Virat Kohli is arguably one of the best batsmen in the world across formats.
But his recent form came under the scanner as he last hit a ton against Bangladesh in a day-night pink-ball affair in November 2019. He scored 8, 18 and 0 recently whereas he got dismissed for a cheap score in the first T20I against West Indies as well at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. He got out after scoring 17 off 13 balls (1 four) after trying to hit off Fabian Allen but found West Indies captain Kieron Pollard at long-off as well.
While many criticized his shot, Rajasthan Royals’ all-rounder Riyan Parag took to his Twitter handle and praised Virat Kohli. He took to Twitter and posted Kohli’s batting average across formats. “52,58,50 avg’s btw 💁🏻♂️🐐 #INDvWI,” Parag tweeted that went viral in no time on social media as well.
52,58,50 avg's btw 💁🏻♂️🐐 #INDvWI
— Riyan Parag (@ParagRiyan) February 16, 2022
However, despite being in poor form across formats, Virat Kohli still has a batting average in over 50 across formats. Overall, he has played 99 Tests, 259 ODIs and 95 T20Is as well. He scored 7962, 12311 and 3227 runs respectively which came at an average of 50.39, 58.35 ad 52.05 respectively as well.
Rohit Sharma, the India skipper said after the win: “Should have finished that off a little early, wanted to be clinical. Happy with the win and we can take a lot of confidence from this game. Restricting them to that score was a great effort from the bowlers. With the bat we were not clinical and it’s something we can learn from. Bishnoi is a very talented guy which is why we drafted him into the squad straightaway. We see something different in him. He’s got lot of variations and skill-set with him. He can bowl at any stage and it gives us a lot of options to rotate the other bowlers. Very happy with his first game for India and he’s got a bright future and it’s just about us now on how we use him.”