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‘AHe will break all records of Sachin Tendulkar ‘, a young dashing cricketer by the name of Virat Kohli. The Delhi native has been on the radar of the cricketing world since the Under-19s. Kohli was Team India’s answer to the question of who will be next if Tendulkar leaves the field.

Kohli wore his first Indian jersey on August 18, 2008 during a match against Sri Lanka in Dambulla. For the next decade or so, Kohli’s run on the cricket field. It was not only Tendulkar who fell behind in that run chase, but also Ganguly, Dravid and Ricky Ponting. The name Virat Kohli was heard everywhere associated with cricket.

Kohli was controversial in his early days in the senior team, but later on he was able to change the nature of Team India’s playing field. After Dhoni, he became the captain of the team and became a new form of aggression.

He continued to break records as a batsman and as a captain. But on this day, November 23, 2021, the cricket world is talking about Kohli, this is not a run chase or a record achievement. Instead, it’s about the star’s century drought that fans have been singing about as a run machine.

It has been exactly two years since a century was born from the bat of the giant of international cricket, Virat Kohli. Kohli’s last century came off the bat during the Day Night Test against Bangladesh on November 23, 2019 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This was Kohli’s 70th century in international cricket.

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After scoring 136 off 194 balls that day, Kohli has yet to take off his helmet and bat.

After that innings, Kohli played 21 innings in 12 Tests, 15 ODIs and 23 T20I matches. But so far not a single century has been born.

Kohli has batted in 21 innings in 12 Tests since November 2019. Kohli scored only 563 runs at an average of 28.15. Despite scoring five half-centuries this time, his highest score was 74 against Australia in Adelaide.

It has been two years and three months since a century was born from Kohli’s bat in ODIs. Kohli’s last ODI century was against the West Indies on August 14, 2019 in Port of Spain. 114 runs were scored from the captain’s bat that day. Since then, Kohli has played 15 ODIs. Kohli has scored 649 runs at an average of 43.26. Kohli has crossed the 50 mark five times in a row, but not a single one has reached the triple. Kohli’s highest score this season was 89 runs.

He has scored six centuries from 14 ODIs in the 2018 calendar year, six centuries from 26 ODIs in 2017 and three centuries from 10 matches in 2016.

Since November 2019, Kohli has played in 23 matches, including the Twenty20 World Cup. Batted in 20 innings. Kohli has scored 777 runs this season at an average of 59.76. But Kohli has yet to cross the three-mark in the Twenty20 Internationals. Kohli’s highest score in his Twenty20 career was 94 * against the West Indies on December 6, 2019.

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As a captain, Kohli excelled in Australia and England. But he was tired of losing to New Zealand in the Test Championship final. The Indian team could not even reach the knockout stage under Kohli in this Twenty20 World Cup. He also announced that he would step down as Twenty20 captain after the World Cup.

After Sourav Ganguly, the aggression factor in cricket, which was a setback, was injected into the Indian players when Kohli took over the position. Kohli was later the only one to beat Ganguly in a gallery at Lord’s and to face the sledging’s Aussie players, even in their own country, with their tongues. Despite inspiring the team in various series like this and achieving great successes, Kohli still bears the brunt of being the captain of the ICC tournaments. With that comes a century away from that bat for about two years.

The captain, who celebrates it more enthusiastically than his bowlers when they take wickets, has not had that excitement in recent times. Kohli is over 33 years old. Following the Twenty20s, there were calls for Kohli to step down as ODI captain. Kohli needs a century to answer all this. Kohli is expected to return to the side for the second Test against New Zealand.

Credit: Indian Express.

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