Virat Kohli once again got out cheaply in Nagpur Test
Todd Murphy, playing debut test, sent the pavilion for 12 runs.
New Delhi. In the Nagpur Test, Virat Kohli was made his victim by Todd Murphy, playing his debut Test match for Australia. Virat scored just 12 runs and was caught by wicketkeeper Alex Carey off Todd Murphy’s ball. Virat Kohli came to the crease after the dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara on the second day of the match. Virat, who had faced 26 balls, was seen hitting two fours. In the 53rd over of the innings, Virat Kohli could not understand a simple ball from Todd Murphy and the ball took the edge of his bat and got into the gloves of the wicketkeeper.
Talking about Virat Kohli’s performance against spinners, from the year 2021 till now, he has become the victim of spinners 12 times in 16 Test innings on Asian soil. In this, the off-spinner has taken his wicket 6 times. After Kohli’s dismissal like this, the commentators in the match said, Virat is constantly trying to play the spinner on the backfoot and during this time his bat is also not straight. If he keeps the bat straight against the spinners, then he can get rid of this problem.
Century not scored since November 2019
Virat, who is called King Kohli, scored a Test century for the last time in November 2019. In the match played against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens, Virat Kohli scored an inning of 136 runs. Since then, his century has not come in this format. During this, Kohli’s highest score has been 79 runs, which he made against South Africa in Cape Town. He played this innings in January 2022. Since then he has not been able to put any fifty in the test.
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Virat Kohli’s figures are continuously falling in the Test format. The current average of Kohli, who once averaged above 50, has come down to 48.90. Virat Kohli has scored 8119 runs in 104 Test matches with the help of 27 centuries.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 11, 2023, 10:13 IST