ENG vs IND, 2nd ODI, Virat Kohli hasn’t been in the best of form for quite some time. He got out after scoring 16 in India’s second ODI against England at the Lord’.
Virat Kohli of India. Courtesy: Reuters
- Virat Kohli hasn’t scored a century since November 2019
- Kohli is currently playing an ODI series in England
- Kohli has been rested for the West Indies ODIs and T20Is
Former batter Ajay Jadeja said that there’s nothing wrong with Virat Kohli’s batting technique. The 33-year-old Kohli has been going through a rough patch in his career, having not scored a century since India’s Day-Night Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Jadeja, who played 15 Tests and 196 ODIs for the Men in Blue, said that Kohli has scored tons of runs with the same technique he has been using of late. The veteran also lashed out at Kohli’s critics for suggesting the latter to bring in changes.
“Virat Kohli is a great player. Most of his runs came (from that technique). Even in his best form, he’s not the one who has ever cut the ball, even when he was scoring hundreds. If you look at him now and say, ‘has he changed anything?’” Jadeja was quoted as saying on Sony Sports.
“I don’t think he has. It’s just that the scores aren’t coming. I would probably worry that he’s getting 20s and 30s. If he had gotten out in the first 10-12 balls, it’s fine because any batsman can get out then. I know people believe that he should play on the backfoot. Obviously, sitting here on the television, everything looks easy. You get 2 yards extra, and you can see a different line,” he stated.
Kohli is currently taking part in the three-match ODI series in England that currently stands at 1-1. The Delhi-born batter has shown glimpses of his very best but hasn’t been able to go on and get a substantial score under his belt.
Kohli also won’t be touring the West Indies for the T20I and ODI series in the Caribbean.
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