Since India won the five-game T20I series against New Zealand, it seems like the whole batting lineup left their talent on the field and forgot the art of sticking to the ground and making some good runs for the opponent to score.
From a poor opening partnership in all four innings between Prithvi Shaw and Test specialist Mayank Agarwal to the middle order being almost insignificant to Rishabh Pant‘s return to the roster, most of what Team India did with the bat was simply disappointing.
But there’s something that has plagued team India throughout the New Zealand tour, something that got the Indian fans to raise their eyebrows during the T20I series, something that got them talking during the ODIs and eventually get to grips with in the Test matches-Virat Kohli is out of form.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 29, 2020
The Indian skipper and second-best red-ball cricket batsman in the world right now, Kohli has entered a slump after having some of his professional career’s greatest triumphs. Kohli went on to hit a total of 21 runs off his bat in the first test and dipped even further with just 17 runs coming in the second test. Even the tail-ender Mohammad Shami has scored more runs than Kohli in the two Test matches played against the Kiwis.
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) February 23, 2020
In the last 13 innings that Kohli has played for the team against the Black Caps, including all formats of the game, he has managed to hit just one half-century that too during the ODI. And his form during the rest of the NZ Tour has been inconsistent and questionable as that of a captain.
The 32-year old iconic batsman is surely having the worst tour of his entire cricketing life owing to the fact that not only has team India suffered under his captaincy but also he has failed to shine with his personal performance.
Contrary to what Kohli and team India is going through, the cricket fans in India have backed Kohli for his poor form saying that even he is human and all such things can happen.
— Satvik Kedia (@KediaSatvik) March 1, 2020
Everyone is hoping for team India to bounce back during the Australia tour later this year and we hope that India skipper Virat Kohli redeems his past form.