Virat Kohli News: Virat Kohli Drops Multiple Catches In 2nd Bangladesh Test Match
It was a disaster show from the former India Cricket Team skipper as he couldn’t show any kind of brilliance either with the bat or on the field.
Thankfully for the 34-year-old, his poor showing didn’t affect the result, as India Cricket Team won the second Test Match by three wickets and won the series.
Virat Kohli News: Virat Kohli Gets Sloppy In Field
On the third day of the second Test Match, Virat Kohli dropped arguably his worst fielding performance of his career as he dropped four catches in the slips off Litton Das.
He also attempted to pick one catch, but the replay showed it to be bouncing initially.
Many fans expressed their disappointment over the right-handed batsman’s fielding and wondered whether the critics would be in a similar voice as they were when KL Rahul dropped a catch in the ODI series as the part-time wicketkeeper.
Things became worse for the former captain as the Bangladesh Cricket Team tail frustrated the men in Blue. The last four batsmen of the hosts added 118 runs, which was led by Litton Das’ 73 off 98 balls. The right-handed batsman was also supported by Taskin Ahmed and Nurul Hasan, who scored 31 runs each.
After good performances in the limited-overs format, Virat Kohli has simply been unable to keep up the momentum in red-ball cricket. In the entire Test Match series against the Tigers, he has only scored 45 runs. With his fielding attributes also not supporting him, it was just a horror show for the all-time great.
The 34-year-old has been highly inconsistent on the field recently. In the match against South Africa in the World T20, we saw him drop a simple catch off Aiden Markram. However, he also took a blinder against Zimbabwe in the next game.
This batting and fielding performance is not something you associate with Virat Kohli considering he is the benchmark of fitness and health for so many athletes. However, it does show that the former India Cricket Team skipper is having a poor time on the field and needs to be taken out of the firing line.
Virat Kohli News: Virat Kohli’s Heated Exchange With Shakib Al Hasan
Virat Kohli’s career has been filled with aggression and confidence on the field. However, he has also shown that he is never afraid of a confrontation with the opposing team.
In the final innings of the test match, the Bangalore batsman got caught at a silly point by Mominul. Eventually, afterward, the former India Cricket Team skipper exchanged a few heated words with Bangladesh Cricket Team skipper Shakib Al Hasan.
It felt as if Virat Kohli was unhappy with the Bangladesh Cricket Team players celebrating his dismissal in his face. Shortly afterward, the 34-year-old was told to leave the field as the visitors were struggling at 45/4 at the end of Day 3.
Virat Kohli News: How Future Looks For India Cricket Team
With Rohit Sharma set to return to the team after recovering from a thumb injury and so much batting potential waiting, you only wonder why it is worth keeping Virat Kohli in the team.
Once considered untouchable within every format of the game, the 34-year-old has started to become a liability and is not getting any younger. Virat Kohli has averaged 26.50 across all forms in this calendar year, which is the third-worst of his career.
After averaging above 40 for eight consecutive years between 2012 and 2019, the right-handed batsman has fallen below the average of 30 for three years in a row. He has not scored a Test Match half-century for ten innings, which equals his worst record in this format.
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