- Virat Kohli’s poor performance continues
- Coming off just 17 runs in the third ODI
Team India’s star batsman Virat Kohli’s recent performance has been quite disappointing. In the third ODI against England, Kohli was dismissed after scoring just 17 runs. Kohli was caught by Reece Topley at the hands of wicketkeeper Jos Buttler. Despite the poor form, star players from all over the world have come out in support of Virat.
Virat Kohli is now supported by Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, who recently won his seventh Wimbledon title. Djokovic liked the post of former English cricketer Kevin Pietersen, in which he praised Virat Kohli while supporting him on Saturday.
Pietersen wrote on Instagram, ‘During your career there have been some of the best who have played this game, only wish they could do what you have achieved so far. Be proud, play long and enjoy life. There’s more to it than just cricket’s biobubble.
Babar also supported
On the other hand, Pakistani captain Babar Azam also supported Kohli and said, ‘As a player, I know that you can go through such a phase. I also know what phase a player goes through in such times. In times like these, you need support. I just tweeted thinking it would just give some support. He is one of the best players and he knows how to get out of these situations.
Rest in Windies tour
Kohli missed the first match of the ODI series against England due to a groin injury. Later, Kohli got fit and came to play the second ODI where he could score only 16 runs. Now Kohli also flopped in the third match of the series at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday (17 July). Now Kohli will be on a break for a few days as he is not a part of the limited overs team touring the West Indies.
Kohli’s form has become a matter of concern for both fans and experts. While cricket experts were advising him to rest during the Indian Premier League, now Kohli is being criticized for resting on the Windies tour. Former Indian players like Irfan Pathan and Venkatesh Prasad said that no one comes back to form while resting.