Fondly known as the ‘chase master’ and ‘run-machine’, Virat Kohli, undoubtedly, is the best batsman in the cricket world. His batting records across all the formats speaks volumes about his batting juggernaut. The aggressive player averages 50 in all the formats.
As of now, he has the most number of ODI centuries. Overall, the hard-hitting batsman has more than 21,000 runs in international cricket(across all formats).
But his last performance, in New Zealand pitches, has let us ponder about his performance in the do or die state of the game.
Interestingly, there have been instances when Virat Kohli has failed to deliver in such situations. And because of his failure, India has also lost many crucial games.
Here in this article, we have listed five occasions in which Kohli has failed to deliver. Let’s take a look.
Five Occasions when Virat Kohli failed to do well in must-min matches:
Australia vs India in Sydney, 2015 World Cup semi-final:
Team India, famously, reaches in almost every semi-final and final of the Cricket World Cup.
Similarly, in 2015, India was looking unbeatable as they have reached the semi-finals after consecutively winning seven games. Their fielding and bowling unit was praised during the whole tournament. India’s pace attack was rated as one of the best in the competition.
Disappointingly, they were not up to the mark against Australia in the semi-finals. The host Australia has set the target of 329 runs at the loss of seven wickets.
India had a good start with Rohit and Dhawan setting up a partnership of 76 runs for the first wicket. But soon Australia’s pacer turned the scenario of the game. The Men in Blue consecutively lost their three wickets including Virat Kohli who scored just one run off 13 balls. He top-edged a short-pitched delivery off Mitchell Johnson to Brad Haddin behind the stumps.
However, India tried hard to save the game but it was not the day for India.