Twitter Reacts As Virat Kohli’s Lean Patch With The Bat Continues

Former Indian captain Virat Kohli’s poor form with the bat continued as he got out a duck in the second ODI against West Indies in Ahmedabad on Friday.

Winning the toss, India captain Rohit Sharma opted to bat first. However, the move didn’t paid much of a dividend as the skipper got out cheaply. India were are 16/1 in 3.3 overs when Virat Kohli walked out to bat.

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However, the 33-year-old lasted for only two deliveries. The talismanic run-scorer tried to glance the ball down the leg from Alzarri Joseph only to find the edge before it landed safely into the hands of wicket-keeper Shai Hope. Kohli was unlucky to find the nick and looked extremely disappointed to get out in that fashion.

Virat Kohli has struggled to hit the highway, managing only 26 runs in three innings, with a highest score of 18. After a good series against South Africa, many expected Kohli to continue the same form; however, he has hit the rough patch of his career.

Kohli has now gone without an international century for almost 27 months having last scored against Bangladesh in November 2019. As the wait for the 71st ton continues, fans were certainly unhappy to see their favourites batsman fail on a consistent bases. While many took a dig at the right-handed batsman, many backed Virat Kohli to hit the right chord soon.

Here are some reactions:

Speaking of the game, India were under immense pressure once again after being reduced to 42/3 for the second time in two matches. However, the middle-order, who received a fare share of criticism in the series against South Africa, has responded to the task. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant resurrected India’s innings adding 110-run for the fourth wicket to revive India’s innings.

Although West Indies made a comeback, Deepak Chahar and Washington Sundar made useful contributions in the lower-order to help the home side post 265 runs on the board.

 

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