INDIA: Virat Kohli, former captain of India, has been suffering through a protracted slump and hasn’t scored a century since 2019. In the second ODI, which India lost by 100 runs at Lord’s after losing the first one due to a groyne injury, Kohli scored just 16 runs. After scoring 1 and 11 in the T20I series and failing in the postponed fifth Test, the right-hander has gone 77 consecutive international innings without reaching three figures.
Virat Kohli has received encouragement from Pakistan captain Babar Azam
Virat Kohli, the former captain of India, is having trouble regaining his best form, so Babar came to Twitter to send him a sincere message. “This too shall pass. Stay strong. #ViratKohli.” Babar tweeted.
In the second ODI match between India and England, Reece Topley’s 6 for 24 highlighted a strong England bowling effort, which helped the team win the second ODI by 100 runs while holding the Indian top order in check. The stage, however, seemed perfect for Kohli to end his century drought as they were chasing a modest 247-point target.
The 71st had been delayed for nearly three years, and Kohli had not appeared in good shape throughout the tour. Virat Kohli appeared to be in his element during his 25-ball stint at the crease against England in the second ODI at Lord’s. He hit three spectacular drives, an off-drive, an on-drive, and a cover drive, but his proclivity to play everything on the front foot proved fatal.
David Willey, a left-arm pacer for England, aimed one on the off-stump, and the former skipper of India once more miscalculated the length with his front-foot trigger. England Captain Jos Buttler embraced the ensuing nick behind the stumps with joy.