Former India captain Virat Kohli is having a rough patch and a groin injury has made matters worse for the talisman. The 33-year-old’s last international ton came in 2019 and his disappointing run of form continued in Tests and the T20I series against England as he managed just 11 and 20 in the Edgbaston Test and managed to score just 12 runs in his two. entries in T20Is.
Despite all the flaws, the chairman of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly, supports him to get back to his scoring ways. “Of course, look at the numbers he has in international cricket which doesn’t happen without skill and quality. Yes, he’s been through a tough time and he knows it. He himself has been a great player. He himself knows by his own standards that it wasn’t good and I see him coming back and doing well. But he needs to find his way and become successful, which he has been for the last 12-13 years or so and only Virat Kohli can do that,” BCCI Chairman Sourav Ganguly told the news agency exclusively. ANI.
He himself knows by his own standards that it wasn’t good and I see him coming back and doing well. But he needs to find a way that makes him successful as he has been for the last 12-13 years or maybe even longer and only Virat Kohli can do that: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly pic.twitter.com/27OgXff0GO– ANI (@ANI) July 13, 2022
Kohli’s poor form led to massive criticism and some of the former cricketers such as legend Kapil Dev and Venkatesh Prasad even questioned his place in the T20 team. “These things are going to happen in sport. It’s happened to everyone. It happened to Sachin, it happened to Rahul, it happened to me, it happened to Kohli. This will happen to future players. That’s part of the sport and I think as a sportsman you just need to listen, be aware of what it is and just play your game,” explained Ganguly.
Kohli will have to report and get back to his scores or he could have a hard time breaking into the Indian squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia from 16 October.
(with ANI entries)