Young batsman from Assam Riyan Parag, who is known for his admiration for Virat Kohli, has once again come out in support of the latter, who has been short of runs in the last few years.
The former Indian captain has last scored an international century way back in 2019 against Bangladesh. Since then, he has come close to scoring a hundred but has not managed to break the deadlock. His ODI average has also taken a serious hit in the last couple of years.
While Kohli’s recent form with the bat has copped a lot of criticism, Riyan Parag took to Twitter to mention his average which is the best in the business.
“52,58,50 avg’s btw #INDvWI,” Parag’s tweet went viral in no time on social media.
52,58,50 avg's btw 💁🏻♂️🐐 #INDvWI
— Riyan Paragg (@ParagRiyan) February 16, 2022
Virat Kohli has looked confident and has timed the ball brilliantly but has fallen short after getting good starts. In the first T20I against West Indies, Kohli looked determined to score runs but got out after scoring 17 off 13 balls.
Rohit Sharma asks media to leave Virat Kohli alone
Recently, India’s white-ball captain Rohit Sharma had also shut down the media who questioned Kohli’s form. Addressing a press conference ahead of the 1st T20I against West Indies, Rohit Sharma was asked what the captain and coach can do to help Kohli perform better. The newly-appointed white-ball captain sounded irritated by the repeated questions on Virat Kohli’s form.
“I think it’ll start from you guys. If you guys can keep quiet for a while I think he’ll be alright. We don’t need to do too much talking from your side then everything will be taken care of. I think he’s in a great mental space from whatever I see of him. You know, he’s been a part of this international team for more than a decade,” Rohit Sharma said.
“If someone has spent that much time in international cricket, he’ll know how to handle the pressure situations, the environment and everything. I think it all starts from you guys. If you guys can keep it quiet for a bit, everything will fall in place,” he added.