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One of the finest test players, Virat Kohli, has been the most consistent player that the cricketing world has seen. But, recently, there has been a big dip in his form.
Virat Kohli’s test average has experienced a decline, after remaining invariant for over five years. In his 171 test innings, Kohli scored over 8000 runs at an average of 49.95 overall, with an average of 50.4 in the last 5 years.
Virat’s Last Ton:
It has been 30 tests since his last century, which was against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Since then, he has scored only 841 runs at a disappointing average of 28. He has scored only six half-centuries since then.
Poor Form vs Sri Lanka:
His poor performance against Sri Lanka took a great descent in his average which is now less than 50. The fans, particularly Indian fans, have been waiting for Kohli to score his century, but the wait is increasing innings by innings.
Performance Overseas and at home:
Although, he has played some magnificent innings overseas and at home unfortunately, he wasn’t able to turn them into three figures. Kohli needed 43 more runs after his half-century to maintain his average, at the Bangalore test. But he failed to do so and was entrapped by Sri Lankan left arm spinner, Praveen Jayawickrama.
Virat Kohli is standing 11th on all-time Test ranking in the world, in top players for India, but his current form is not doing any justice to his whole career and records. He has been exceptional in his career, and we hope to see the real Kohli again, soon.