Virat Kohli is in the most difficult phase of his career. It has been close to three years since he scored a century. In terms of impact, too, Virat is struggling to contribute well. A cricketer needs game time to regain his form. However, it is happening differently in Virat Kohli’s case. He is missing too many tournaments, especially in the last few months. BCCI recently named the T20I squad for the series against West Indies. Virat Kohli, along with Jasprit Bumrah, has been rested for the same. It is not the first time in the last two months that he has been rested or missed being a part of a tournament. Here, we take a look at the four series Virat Kohli missed due to various reasons since IPL 2022.
Series that Virat Kohli has missed in recent months
After IPL 2022, the focus was on the one-off Test against England. Hence, most of the big names were given a rest for the home five-match T20I series against South Africa. Virat Kohli was one of them. Later, for the same reason, the Test regulars were not included in the T20I squad for Ireland series.
Due to a groin strain, Virat missed the first game in the ongoing ODI series against England. Now, Virat has been rested for the full assignment in West Indies. Overall, here is a list of what Virat has missed since IPL 2022:
- Rested for SA T20I series
- Rested for Ire T20I series
- Rested for ODI series vs WI
- Rested for T20I series vs WI
The former Indian skipper needs to regain form soon
Virat Kohli is under serious pressure to regain form. A place in the 2022 T20 World Cup is on the line. If Virat does not start performing again, it is likely that he might miss the flight. The same can be said about his chances in the Indian Team across all formats.
Virat Kohli is a quality cricketer and he can be a match-winner for India again. With important events coming up, India needs its services at the top. Therefore, the fans will hope for his return to form at the earliest.