Former Indian captain Virat Kohli has been struggling for runs in recent times. The prolific run-scorer, who has scored 70 centuries in international cricket up till now, last reached the three-figure mark against Bangladesh in November 2019.
Kohli’s poor run continued in the IPL as the former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain endured his worst season in IPL 2022. Former Indian World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev has said that he is pained to see a player of Kohli’s class go this long without a century.
The 1983 World Cup winning feels it is becoming a major cause of concern, both for Indian cricket and his fans. Speaking on ‘Uncut’, he said:
“It pains me to see such a big player go through such a long gap (with regards to a century). He is like a hero to us. We never thought we would witness a player whom we could compare to Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, or Virender Sehwag. But then they came, and forced us to compare, and now since he hasn’t for the last two years, it is bothering me and all of us.”
“We have played cricket and we understand the game, and after that, they have to improve their thought process, not ours. If you prove us wrong, we will like it. If you don’t score runs, we feel there is some fault. We just see one thing, and that’s your performance. And if the performance is not there, don’t expect people to stay quiet. Your bat and your performance should speak, nothing else.”
After missing the five-match series against South Africa at home, Virat Kohli will return to action during the high-octane series against England.
Virat Kohli Gives A Passionate Speech Ahead Of The Training Session
The 33-year-old was seen delivering a passionate speech leading up to the rescheduled fifth Test against England, starting on July 1. Incidentally, Kohli was the leader of the side when India locked horns with the English side and lead the series 2-1.
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