Former Indian team captain Virat Kohli has returned in the second ODI between India and England. When Indian captain Rohit Sharma told during the toss that Virat Kohli is going to play in this match, there was great enthusiasm among the spectators present in the stands. Kohli could not play the first match due to groin injury. Shreyas Iyer got a chance in his place. Before the start of the second match, there were doubts about his playing due to fitness. But before the toss, he was seen batting in the net and during this he played a few shots and then pointed to coach Rahul Dravid and said that he is ready. While talking about Virat Kohli’s return to ODIs, former India opener Virender Sehwag cited the example of Sachin Tendulkar to explain the high expectations and related things about his performance.
Virender Sehwag told Sony Sports, “I think everyone is waiting for his century, which hasn’t come for a long time. If you look at his previous record, he used to score a century in every 3-4 matches and it has happened a long time ago. This is the reason why a lot of talk is happening about this. We also used to play with a player whose name is Sachin Tendulkar. If he didn’t score runs in 3-4 innings, then there was talk about him too, which would have reached such an extent that he had not scored a big score in a long time. He too used to score centuries in 3-4 innings. Same happened with Virat Kohli.
This statement of Virender Sehwag is also true to some extent. His average has come down before and he hasn’t scored a century since November 2019. But he is scoring runs. Especially in ODIs. But it is being expected from the former India captain that an average of 36 in the last few years is considered ‘poor’.