Virat Kohli, the Run Machine of Team India seems to be going through a bad patch of his career. In the 4th Test against England, a short of length delivery with an extra bounce from Ben Stokes sent King Kohli for a duck back to the pavilion. Virat’s dismissal at a crucial time has put India to backfoot.
However the concern is not today’s wicket, the real concern is Virat Kohli’s lost form. Seeing the standards set by him, Virat has not managed to score a single century since 2020. In 2020, Kohli scored 116 runs at an average of 19.3 in 6 Innings, while in 2021 Virat only managed to score 172 runs in 6 Innings in Test at an average 28.7.
The continuous failures has certainly raised some questions among the fans. The fans were expecting some masterclass from the master himself, but Virat’s dismissal has left fans shocked. This was the second time in the 4 match test series when Ben Stokes dismissed the Indian Captain for a golden duck.
Here are some of the tweets
Today a Virat Kohli can afford to get out on 0 because he know there's Rohit Sharma to take care of the batting. This is the team spirit. The rapport between 6 pack abs and 6 plate vada pav is perfect for team India.
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 5, 2021
Kohli making sure youngster Gill doesn't feel left out with a duck. Captain standing with his player. ❤ #INDvENG
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 5, 2021
— Sujal Jaiswal (@sujal_jaiswal16) March 5, 2021
Virat Kohli now ranks 5th in the table of ICC Men’s Batting Ranking. Team India lead the 4 match test series by 2-1. After the lunch of Day 2, India is now 108 at the loss of 4 wickets. However if India wants to keep themselves alive in the World Test Championship, a strong fightback is the need of the hour.