Dry English summer for Virat Kohli

India's England sojourn has reached it's last leg as the Test and ODI series are over and now the sole T20 match remains before the Indian team heads back home.

Dry English summer for Virat Kohli

New Delhi: India's England sojourn has reached it's last leg as the Test and ODI series are over and now the sole T20 match remains before the Indian team heads back home.

Many Indian batsmen failed to make an impact, especially during the Test series. From Cheteshwar Pujara to Shikhar Dhawan to Gautam Gambhir all played like a shadow of their former selves and failed miserably. But the batsman who has been the mainstay of Indian batting line up from last few years, that too in all formats of the game, Virat Kohli emerged as the biggest disappointment of the tour.

Kohli not only flopped, while playing in whites, but failed to perform with the bat during the five match ODI series as well, which India won 3-1.

After scoring mere 134 runs in ten Test innings, he added 54 runs in four ODI innings. Apart from his below par scores throughout the series, the way he got out every time was quite soft. It seems as if, the Delhi lad's confidence has gone for a toss, which is quite visible in his fielding as well.

The way he got out in the fifth and final ODI off James Anderson showed that Kohli is going through a lean patch in his career and needs some time to get his lost form back.

If India need to defend their World Cup title next year in Australia and New Zealand, MS Dhoni would want his prime batsman to be in top form.

But at the moment, the top-order batsman is certainly going through a tough phase of his life, which must be giving him some sleepless nights.

 

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