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IND Vs NZ 2021: Watch: Virat Kohli Starts His Preparations For Second Test With Sanjay Bangar

Virat Kohli-Sanjay Bangar

Virat Kohli has started his preparations ahead of the second Test in Mumbai from December 03. Post enjoying a break from the game after the T20 World Cup, Kohli is back to the grind with Sanjay Bangar. Bangar was earlier elevated to the position of head coach with Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Virat Kohli was seen hitting his strides in Mumbai. He was also involved in deep discussions with Bangar who has watched him closely at the RCB. Playing continuous cricket for the last five to six years and leading the team in all formats, Kohli spoke about stepping down from T20I captaincy after the T20 World Cup.

Virat Kohli Statement On Stepping Down From T20I Captaincy

“I have been fortunate enough to not only represent India but also lead the Indian Cricket Team to my utmost capability. Thank everyone who has supported me in my journey as the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team. I couldn’t have done it without them – the boys, the support staff, the selection committee, my coaches and each and every Indian who prayed for us to win”

“Understanding workload is a very important thing and considering my immense workload over the last 8-9 years playing all 3 formats and captaining regularly for last 5-6 years, I feel I need to give myself space to fully ready to lead the Indian Team in Test and ODI Cricket. I have given everything to the Team during my time as T20 Captain and I will continue to do so for the T20 Team as a batsman moving forward” read a part of Kohli’s statement.

Virat Kohli Yet To Hit A Century Since 2020

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Kohli scored his last Test century against Bangladesh at home in November 2019. Since 2020, Kohli has failed to hit a three-figure score in his last 20 Test matches or India. This includes the entire phase of the first cycle of the World Test Championship.

In 21 innings, Virat Kohli only managed to muster 563 runs at an average of 26.80. Kohli surpassed the 50-run mark on five occasions, with the highest score of 74.

In the four Test matches that he played in India, Virat scored only 172 runs at an average of close to 29 in this duration.

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