Virat Kohli Shared A Cryptic One-Word Tweet Amid Severe Criticism

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It hasn’t been the best of times for Virat Kohli the batsman. The former India captain is having a disastrous time on the field during the current England tour which will end on Sunday when the third and series-deciding ODI will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Kohli hasn’t gone past 20 on this tour yet: he managed scores of 11 and 20 in the Edgbaston Test; 1 and 11 in two T20I matches; and then a score of 16 in the second ODI.

Although Kohli started off handsomely in the Lord’s ODI, creaming three gorgeous boundaries, he fell for another cheap score that further sparked debate over his place in the eleven, and his shocking form wherein, forget about the century drought, Kohli is now struggling to even get a significant score in testing conditions.

Virat Kohli Shared A Cryptic One-Word Tweet Amid Severe Criticism
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Virat Kohli’s cryptic tweet while surrounded by criticism

It’s tough being an international player with dipping form; while everyone knows your quality and praised you when you dominated world cricket in the previous decade, now the same people are questioning your methods, technique, approach, place in India’s best eleven.

Amid such immense criticism – and also great deal of support lent to him from all corners, including from across the border by Pakistani skipper Babar Azam – Kohli uploaded a cryptic post a day before the third ODI in Manchester.

“What If I fail,” a quote in his post said, adding, “Oh but my darling, what if you fly”

Here, check out Virat Kohli’s latest post:

Meanwhile, India captain Rohit Sharma has once again come out giving his backing and support to Kohli. For the second time on this England tour, Rohit was queried about Kohli’s form and the talks that have been happening in the media by the experts.

Rohit had the perfect reply for that: “Kyun ho rahi hain, yaar. Matlab mujhe samajh mein nahi aata, bhai. (Why is this discussion happening. I can’t understand this)”

“He [Kohli] has played so many matches. He is playing for so many years. He is such a great batsman so he does not need reassurance. I pointed to this in my last press conference, too: form goes up and down, that is part and parcel of any cricketer’s career. So a player like him, who has played for so many years, who has made so many runs, who has won so many matches, he only needs one or two good innings [to bounce back]. That is my thinking and I am sure all those who follow cricket will think similarly,” Sharma said.

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