Former cricketer Ricky Ponting is not concerned with veteran batter Virat Kohli’s form in the ongoing 2023 Border Gavaskar Trophy. He expressed that champion players always find a way to make comeback in the sport. Ponting also pointed out that most of the batters have found it difficult to get going in the Test series between India and Australia.
In three tests so far, Virat Kohli has scored 111 runs at an average of 22.20. He hasn’t had a good time red-ball cricket off-late. The former Indian skipper’s last test century came in 2019 against Bangladesh in Kolkata. He has looked good at the crease in the 2023 Border Gavaskar Trophy but hasn’t been able to get a big score.
Former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting said to ICC Review,
“For Kohli, I have said that over and over, champion players always find a way. He might be in a bit of a drought at the moment, and might not be scoring runs which we all expect him to score but he is a realist as well.”
“When you are a batsman and you are struggling and not scoring runs, you are pretty aware of that yourself. I am not concerned about this because I am confident he will bounce back,” he added.
We all know batting has been so incredibly difficult: Ricky Ponting
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting further pointed out that batting has been difficult in the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy series. He expressed that Australia did a remarkable job to win the third test, after losing the first two. The visitors registered a convincing nine wickets win in the match. Ricky Ponting said,
“I am not looking at anybody’s form in the series because for batters it has been an absolute nightmare. Australia have done a remarkable job by turning around those first two Test matches and coming back to win the third. We all know batting has been so incredibly difficult.”
“And it has not been because of the turn, but also the uneven bounce which makes you lose trust in the wicket and if that happens you are guessing all the time which makes batting really difficult,” he added.
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