Popular cricket writer Madhav Sharma has shared his opinion on the dismissal of the Indian skipper on Day 4 of the ongoing second Test match against England at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground. Virat Kohli, who was looking in a different mood, failed to leave a mark with his performance, yet again, as he was dismissed after scoring 20 runs in the penultimate over before lunch and provided the England cricketers with a much-needed breakthrough.
The unfortunate dismissal took place in the 23rd over of the second Test match when Sam Curran bowled a wide delivery outside off-stump. Virat tried to hit it hard, however, the thin edge of the bat made the ball land safely in Jos Buttler’s hands. It was indeed a big wicket for Sam Curran, who was receiving criticism for his performance lately.
While everyone was expecting a James Anderson vs Virat Kohli battle, it was Sam Curran who stole the show by taking the most prized wicket of the Indian skipper. During his knock of 31 balls, Virat smashed 4 stunning boundaries, filling the fans with hopes of his comeback.
So far, Kohli hasn’t looked at his best in the ongoing series. In the 1st Test match, Kohli was dismissed on a duck. He then registered 42 runs in the first innings of the ongoing match at the Lord’s Stadium and when things looked like Virat Kohli will finally end the wait for his 71st century, he failed again.
Meanwhile, a popular Twitter user Madhav Sharma pointed out that despite being one of the greatest batsmen in the history of this game, Virat is struggling outside the off-stump. He also explained how Virat is getting dismissed in a similar way while chasing wide deliveries. He wrote:
“Virat Kohli is one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the game. He has scored more than 7600 runs in red-ball cricket. And he’s still struggling outside the off-stump. This is why it’s called TEST cricket”
“But, it’s very disappointing to see Virat Kohli chasing wide deliveries and getting out in a similar way even after spending a considerable amount of time in these conditions. He is a class act and we expect him to fix these issues much quicker than this.”
Here, check out the Tweet:
But, it’s very disappointing to see Virat Kohli chasing wide deliveries and getting out in a similar way even after spending a considerable amount of time in these conditions. He is a class act and we expect him to fix these issues much quicker than this. #ENGvsIND
— Madhav Sharma (@HashTagCricket) August 15, 2021