The former Indian captain Virat Kohli completed 1000 days today since he last scored a hundred for India in international cricket. The last hundred that Virat scored for India had come in a day-night test match against Bangladesh on 23rd November, 2019. It was the 70th hundred of Virat’s international career.
Since then, Virat Kohli has played 18 test matches for India and has scored 872 runs at an average of 27.25. Virat’s highest score in these 18 test matches has been 79, which he achieved during the last test match of the South Africa tour earlier this year. It was also Virat’s last test match as the captain of India after which he stepped down from his position and got replaced by Rohit Sharma.
It’s not only the test match cricket where Virat Kohli has struggled since his last international hundred. His record in One Day International (ODI) cricket in the last 3 years has not been up to his standard either. Virat averages only a tad more than 35 in the last 23 ODIs he has played for India with the highest score of 89.
It has now been 𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟎 days since Virat Kohli's last century..😔👑@imVkohli | #ViratKohli𓃵 pic.twitter.com/WFhdUIzNY7
— Shaurya (@Kohli_Devotee) August 19, 2022
Batting form of Virat Kohli has dipped in T20 international cricket as well
As far as T20 international cricket is concerned, Virat’s overall numbers can be considered very good since 23rd November, 2019 as he has scored more than 800 runs in 27 games at an average of more than 50 and a strike rate of more than 137. But, if his numbers since the T20 World Cup 2021 are taken into consideration, he has scored just 149 runs in 10 games and his strike rate in these 10 games has been a little more than 113, which is way below his standard.
Currently, Virat’s spot in India’s T20I squad is under the scanner and Asia Cup and T20 World Cup are going to be extremely vital tournaments for his T20 international career, but Virat’s spot in India’s test squad can also come under the scanner very soon, with some young batsmen scoring heaps of runs in India’s domestic circuit.
It's been 1000 days since Virat Kohli 's last century in whites.
After the peak years, no body thought about this kinda drought in his career. But that's what life is ups and downs. Manifesting for another peak,one last time. @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/8vSMj2bx32
— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) August 19, 2022