The Indian Test skipper, Virat Kohli, who is hailed as the ‘run-machine’ is going through a lean patch with his bat. The stylish cricketer hasn’t smashed an international century in any format of the game, since November 2019 and his fans around the world are waiting anxiously for him to end this century drought.
While the cricketer might haven’t added to his 43 ODI centuries, but he is still averaging 46.66 from 12 ODIs since January 1, 2020. In the shortest format of the game, he has scored 594 runs in 20 games over the last two years have come at an average of 49.5 and a strike rate of 137.18.
Kohli’s form has become one of the most talked-about topics in the cricket fraternity. Recently, speaking on Sunandan Lele’s show Cricket and Beyond, Harsha Bhogle talked about Virat Kohli’s lean form and expressed his desire to show glimpses of his form between 2016 and 2018. He had said:
“In 2022, I would love to see at least a glimpse of Virat Kohli from 2016-2018,”
For the unversed, Virat Kohli was on a roll during this period and was in his best form in 2016. He played many match-winning knocks for team India.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli was ruled out of the second Test match after he suffered from an upper back spasm. He is expected to regain fitness ahead of the third and final Test match, which is scheduled to take place in Cape Town next week.
Indian head coach Rahul Dravid had given a major update about the fitness of Kohli and his return to the Indian team. He said:
“Virat Kohli should be fine from all accounts, he should be fine. He has had the opportunity to run around a little bit, he has had the opportunity to test it a little bit. Hopefully with a couple of net sessions in Cape Town, he should be good to go. Everything I am hearing and just having a chat with him, he should be good to go in four days time.”