Twitter Reacts As Virat Kohli Continues Dismal Form On New Zealand Tour
T20Is – 45, 11, 38, 11, ODIs – 51, 15, 9, Tests – 2, 19, these are the scores of Indian captain Virat Kohli on ongoing New Zealand tour. Kohli has scored a solitary fifty on the ongoing tour and has looked out of sorts. The Indian captain once again looked uncomfortable during his stay of 19 runs in the second innings of the ongoing first Test match at Basin Reserve, Wellington.
Kohli was once again tested on the fifth stump line by the Kiwis bowlers. But Kohli was able to somehow negate that plan and survived the acid test. Subsequently, the New Zealand bowlers switched to Plan B and tested Kohli with short-pitched stuff.
Kohli is under the pump.
Trent Boult bowled a head high bumper and Kohli went for the hook shot. However, the Indian captain could only manage a faint edge to the wicket-keeper BJ Watling. Thus, Kohli continued his poor form going as he hasn’t been at his best in the ongoing tour of New Zealand.
In fact, Kohli would be really disappointed as he is getting off to starts but he has failed to convert them into substantial scores, which has been his forte over the years. Kohli is a quality batsman and there is no doubt in the fact that he is one big knock away from hitting the purple patch.
Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane (25) and Hanuma Vihari (15) made sure the tourists go back unscathed after the dismissal of Virat Kohli. Early in the day, India had a dream start as they got two early wickets of BJ Watling and Tim Southee.
However, once again the opposition’s tail frustrated the Indian bowling. Colin de Grandhomme and debutant Kyle Jamieson added 71 runs for the eighth wicket partnership with the former scoring 43 runs. Jamieson continued to have a dream debut as he scored 44 runs. Furthermore, Trent Boult added salt to the injury as the clobbered 38 runs from only 24 balls.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Virat Kohli’s poor form:
— PSL Page (@PagePsl) February 23, 2020
Virat Kohli on this NZ tour:
T20Is – 45, 11, 38, 11
ODIs – 51, 15, 9
Tests – 2, 19
201 runs in 9 inns, one fifty. #NZvInd
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) February 23, 2020
— Troll Dhawan Haters (@Dhawanswarrior) February 23, 2020
@imVkohli All thrown away wickets by foolish Indian test players, including the irresponsible captain Kohli. What do he think himself, that the downfall of the steep to stupidity and hopeless management
Surely India will lose with such a tourist type attitude
Enjoy New Zealand pic.twitter.com/0tQpUjBvQm
— Xyzee (@kamleshmodi) February 23, 2020
"Failure gives you Real Fan, Real Support".
"Just One Bad Match Nothing Describes you My Man"!!❤
"I have enjoyed your success, Iam standing with you in your bad time"
— ᴍᴀʜɪ✨🖤 (@Jinxxxxx18) February 23, 2020
NZ take a lead of 183.
Only once India conceded a higher 1st innings lead under Kohli – 289 vs Eng at Lord's in 2018.
That Test remains the only instance of India losing after batting first under Kohli.#NZvIND
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) February 23, 2020
Overrated 😏 are you just looking for people to hit up your timeline 🤷🏾♂️ one bad tour & people coming for the great man 👎🏿 https://t.co/xbUdXejnV1
— Alex Tudor (@alextudorcoach) February 23, 2020
Test Cricket is irrelevant this year – Virat Kohli#INDvNZ
— Srini Super Kings (@YesImAmit) February 23, 2020
Virat Kohli against Trent Boult across formats since the start of 2019:
— ` (@FourOverthrows) February 23, 2020
Total Test 💯 ~ 27
Home Test 100s ~ 13
Away Test 100s ~ 14
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) February 23, 2020
Give Kohli one more Test just to make sure he doesn't belong here.
Now wait for this tweet to work wonders. #NZvIND
— Manya (@CSKian716) February 23, 2020
19, 2, 9, 15, 51, 11, 38, 11, 45 – Virat Kohli's scores in New Zealand series 2020 (all 3 formats). #Cricket
Inns – 9
Runs – 201
Ave – 22.33
50 – 1
*Steve Smith, Babar Azam & Kane Williamson top three all format batsmen and score in all conditions. Kohli over-rated.
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) February 23, 2020
KOHLI in NZ pic.twitter.com/7Uvk1zXW5M
— Rakesh kumar Singh राकेश कुमार सिंह (@RakeshS93675393) February 23, 2020
I would still drop Virat & get Gill in for next test.Makes long term sense. give Shaw 1 more test..just to be sure he does not belong here.
— Hariharan Durairaj (@hari_durairaj) February 23, 2020
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