Former India captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar feels there is no such thing as a want to fret about Virat Kohli’s kind, after the batter was dismissed for a duck within the third and last ODI towards West Indies in Ahmedabad on Friday. Kohli had a relatively low key collection towards Windies, getting dismissed for 8, 18 and 0 within the three matches. India although went on to finish their first ever clear sweep towards Windies in an ODI collection, successful all of the three matches comprehensively.
Speaking about Kohli’s kind, Gavaskar highlighted the truth that the previous India captain had scored two half-centuries within the ODI collection in South Africa lately and all this chatter round his kind is due to the truth that Kohli had set very excessive batting requirements up to now.
Gavaskar additionally highlighted the truth that Kohli may be in the midst of a “lean patch” however there was nothing to fret about.
“Let’s not make an issue out of it. Any batsman can get out and he (Kohli) is human. Just that he has set such high standards that we are even discussing this. Like I said, a bad patch can happen to anybody.
“He might be going by a lean patch the place his first mistake is popping out to be his last mistake. Rohit Sharma did not get any runs as we speak. He did not get any runs within the earlier match both. He received a 60 within the first sport, however we’re not speaking about him. Virat Kohli received two 70s in South Africa simply 4 matches again.
“So, I don’t think there is any issue to worry about at all. Just that sometimes batters don’t get runs and that’s what has happened to Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma,” Gavaskar mentioned in the course of the post-match present on host broadcaster Star Sports.
Virat Kohli’s kind has been beneath the microscope for some time as he has failed to attain a century in any format since November 2019. His final century in ODIs got here in August 2019, when he received again to again tons on a tour to West Indies.
In 21 innings since then, he has been dismissed for a duck thrice, and registered 4 extra single digit scores. He has additionally scored 10 half-centuries on this interval, which is a transparent indication of the truth that Kohli has been in good batting kind.
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