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Five Occasions When Virat Kohli Failed To Do Well In Must-Win Encounters

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:

Virat Kohli, ICC T20 Rankings, India

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.

Mike Hesson
Mike Hesson.

Mike Hesson Talks About India’s Failure In Recent New Zealand Tour

While India failed to challenge the hosts New Zealand in the recent ODI and Test series, the former New Zealand Head Coach Mike Hesson credited the Blackcaps for those successes. Hesson also pointed out that the Indian captain Virat Kohli’s struggle with the bat was not the only weak point for India in that tour.

Before the coronavirus started to dominate the world, India toured in New Zealand early this year. The visitors started that tour in a very positive way with the five-match T20I series victory by the 5-0 margin. But then India suffered the back-to-back whitewashes in the three-match ODI series (3-0) and two-match Test series (2-0). In the Test series, India failed to put the challenging fights in both the Test matches.

Mike Hesson, New Zealand vs India
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The New Zealand conditions were challenging for everybody: Mike Hesson

Though Hesson thought that India were the best side to travel to New Zealand, the former Kiwi coach felt that the conditions during the Test series were too challenging for the visitors.

Mike Hesson
Mike Hesson (Image Credit: Twitter)

Hesson told the Mumbai Mirror, “I thought India is probably the best equipped to have traveled to New Zealand, but the conditions were challenging. They weren’t ridiculous in any means, and they were challenging in both games (in the two Tests which India lost).

“The New Zealand conditions were challenging for everybody, especially in the first innings. Things certainly got easy later on. The first innings was challenging for anyone coming from overseas.”

The latest New Zealand tour was one of the worst international tours for the batsman Virat Kohli. In fact, in his Test career, it was the worst series where he played more than one Test. Though the Indian captain has maintained the top position in the ODI batting rankings, he lost the top position in the Test batting rankings, and he is now standing in the second position in this Test batting rankings.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

Talking about India’s struggle in the New Zealand tour, especially in the Test series, many have raised fingers on Kohli’s batting failure. However, Hesson also reminded that Kohli wasn’t the only player to struggle in that series. Rather than, Hesson credited the New Zealand bowlers for maintaining the domination over Kohli and his boys.

Mike Hesson
Mike Hesson (Image Credit: Google)

Hesson added, “When the ball seams, there is very little time to adjust. You need time to adjust your technique. He certainly was not the only one (to have struggled). Also, New Zealand’s plans for Virat were exceptional. New Zealand has had the best of attacks for a long time and they challenged the Indians.”

Mike Hesson is currently the Director of cricket operations of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). However, due to the COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak, the IPL 2020 has been postponed.

VVS Laxman, India, Virat Kohli, New Zealand
VVS Laxman. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

New Zealand Badly Exposed India: VVS Laxman

Team India approached the New Zealand tour with full of zest and confidence. Much to their decisive strategy, they have executed their plans to perfection. As a result, they were able to inflict 5-0 T20I whitewash on the hosts. But when the focus shifted to the ODI and Test format, it was a different story altogether.

Virat Kohli-led team allowed the Kane Williamson-led team dictate tempo in the game owing to a mundane performance. As the games progressed, Indians clearly lacked enough firepower to outsmart the Black Caps. The Men in Blue failed miserably in all the three ODIs as New Zealand complete a 3-0 whitewash against Team India.

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Team India. Photo Credit: Twitter.

Moving on to the Test format, India were completely outplayed by the hosts in all facets of the game in the Wellington Test. New Zealand were the first team to end India’s seven-match unbeaten run-streak.

Soon after that, the hosts continued their form from where they left off and beat India in the second and final Test in Christchurch as New Zealand completed yet another whitewash against India.

VVS Laxman impressed with Virat Kohli’s mannerism for the 0-2 loss in New Zealand

Former Indian batting great VVS Laxman was pretty much impressed with Indian captain Kohli as the latter did not offer any excuses for the 0-2 humiliating defeat in New Zealand.

In his column for the Times of India, Laxman wrote, “It was against New Zealand in Christchurch (AFP Photo) refreshing to hear Virat Kohli offer no excuses for the 0-2 loss in New Zealand and stress on acceptance of the outcome, but I hope India do address the issues that hurt them badly in probably one of their worst overseas outings of late.


The next Test series isn’t until December, so the temptation to write this off as a one-off could be overwhelming. But if India wants to avoid a repeat of this display in Australia later in the year, they can’t afford to gloss over what transpired in New Zealand.”

India’s mental and technical frailties were exposed by New Zealand: VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman, Team India, New Zealand, New Zealand vs India
VVS Laxman (Credit: Getty Images)

Indian captain  Kohli managed to score only 38 runs in four Test innings which was one of the biggest setbacks for Team Indian in the series. Kohli’s string of low scores read 2, 19, 3 and 14 respectively.

In what was a forgettable tour for Kohli, he scored just one fifty in the eight innings he had played in New Zealand.

According to Laxman, the Black Caps exposed India’s mental and technical weakness.

“The other aspect that stood out was a repetition of mistakes from the same batsmen. Virat was trapped leg before to the ball coming in twice in the second Test, Mayank Agarwal fell in similar fashion in both innings in Christchurch to Trent Boult’s inswingers, Prithvi Shaw was cramped up and dismissed fending balls following him in the second innings of both Tests.

Test cricket is an unforgiving cauldron where there is no room for tentativeness. India’s technical and mental frailties were badly exposed by a New Zealand side that looked out for the count during the T20s, but that knows how to win at home better than most other teams,” Laxman wrote.

India’s upcoming home assignment is against South Africa. Team India is yet to announce the squad for the three-match ODI series while South Africa have already announced their 15-man squad.

The first ODI match is scheduled to be played at HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh on March 12 (Thursday).

Shubhman Gill, Harbhajan Singh, Test series, Test Debut, New Zealand
Harbhajan Singh (Image Credit: Google)

Harbhajan Singh Questions India’s Selection Rules After Shubman Gill’s Exclusion

The veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has questioned on Indian team selection process after the youngster Shubman Gill hasn’t been selected in the playing XI during the Test series of the recently concluded New Zealand tour.

India recently-completed their full international tour in New Zealand which ran for around one-and-a-half-month long. The visitors started that tournament in a great way by winning the five-match T20I series by the 5-0 margin.

But then they lost the three-match ODI series 3-0 and two-match Test series of that tour by 2-0 respectively.

Indian batsmen massively failed in the Test series where the visitors scored only 165, 191, 242 and 124 runs respectively.

Shubman Gill was in form for India A in New Zealand tour

Ahead of the beginning of international series in New Zealand tour, India A started to play one-day matches against the hosts New Zealand A. Later, they also played first-class games against the same side. They also played some practice matches in that tour.

Gill mostly performed consistently for India A in that tour as he scored 50, 24 and 30 runs respectively in the List A games.

Later, in the first-class matches, the 20-year-old right-handed batsman scored 83, 204* and 136 runs respectively for India A.

Gill, Shubman Gill, Harbhajan Singh
Shubman Gill (Image credit: Twitter)

The youngster Gill was included only in the Test squad for the international tour in New Zealand.

Ahead of the two-match Test series in that tour, Gill featured in the one three-day tour game against New Zealand XI where he failed to score good runs (0 and 8).

During the Test series, Indian team management chose Prithvi Shaw over Gill in both the matches. In that Test series, Shaw scored 16, 14, 54 and 14 runs respectively.

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Prithvi Shaw (Image Credits: Twitter)

After the Test series, the 39-year-old Harbhajan Singh has raised the question on the Indian team selection process as he believes that team management is wasting the crucial years of the young talent.

Harbhajan believes that Gill deserves an opportunity to play for the national team.

Harbhajan Singh, Gill, Shubman Gill
Harbhajan Singh (Image Credit: Twitter)

When India toured in New Zealand in early 2019, Gill made his ODI debut and played two ODIs in that tour where he scored nine and seven runs respectively.

Since then, he hasn’t played for India in international cricket yet.

Ajinkya Rahane,
Ajinkya Rahane. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Dilip Vengsarkar Lashes Out at Ajinkya Rahane For Poor Show in New Zealand

Former Indian cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar has heavily criticized Ajinkya Rahane for his poor performance in the Two-match Test series against New Zealand. India’s Test vice-captain was a complete failure with the bat when it came to the bouncy pitches despite a solid start in Wellington.

Well, Rahane had a good start in the tour with scoring 46 runs and 29 runs in the first Test match. Although he was not up to the mark, he was surely better than others at Basin Reserve.

However, he failed to continue his performance in the second Test match which was crucial for the visitors as India had already lost the first Test match.

Ajinkya Rahane failed to deliver as a senior batter:

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. Credits: BCCI Twitter

The 31-year-old struggled to face the Kiwi pacers. They didn’t have to try hard to get him out.

Tim Southee bowled an outswinger and Rahane could conjure up just seven runs in the first innings while in the second innings, Neil Wagner bowled a short delivery to claim prized scalp of Virat’s deputy.

You’ve to show a lot of patience and guts: Dilip Vengsarkar on Ajinkya Rahane

Indian Cricketers, Century, vengsarkar
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Former Indian batsman Vengsarkar, who played 116 Tests himself, pointed out the mistakes of Rahane’s technique against New Zealand.

“He’s making an extra movement with his hands while batting. He’s moving his bat too much in his backlift. He’s a fraction of a second late on to the ball. It explains why his head isn’t still when the ball is delivered,” told Vengsarkar to TOI.

He continued, “You need to leave the short balls alone. They were bowling short-pitched stuff on a green top. Your shot selection becomes very important in such a case. You’ve to show a lot of patience and guts.”

Meanwhile, New Zealand clean-sweep India in the two-match Test series with 2-0. It was a disappointing defeat for India as no major player including Virat Kohli showed a below-par performance.

As now the team has arrived home, they will play three-match ODI series against South Africa starting from March 12.

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Dilip Vengsarkar (Image Credit: Google)

Dilip Vengsarkar Blames Selection Process For India’s Failure In New Zealand Tour

Former Indian cricketer and selector, Dilip Vengsarkar has hugely blamed the selection process for India’s thrashing defeat in the New Zealand tour during ODI and Test series.

India started the New Zealand tour by winning the five-match T20I series by 5-0. But they massively failed to continue that momentum as they lost all the matches in the ODI and Test series. While India lost the three-match ODI series by 3-0, they also lost the two-match Test series by the 2-0.

Dilip Vengsarkar, India, New Zealand vs India
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Talking about those loses, Vengsarkar claimed according to mirror, “I feel a lot of answering has to be done by the officials at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and the office-bearers of the BCCI as these losses (Test series defeats) must not be pushed under the carpet after winning the so-called T20 tournaments.”

Ahead of the ODI and Test series in the New Zealand tour, India A played the one-day, and first-class matches against the hosts New Zealand A. Some of the Test and ODI players featured for India A in that tour. However still, it didn’t work much positively for the Indian team during the international series.

Firstly, Vengsarkar hasn’t been impressed to see that the India A players missed out the Ranji Trophy matches. Then, he has felt disappointed with the performances of the India A cricketers during the international series in New Zealand tour.

Dilip Vengsarkar
Dilip Vengsarkar (Image Credit: Photo Credit)

He added, “The India A team too travelled to New Zealand before this tour to build and assess the bench strength. Though the timing of the A team’s tour was wrong as many had to miss out on the Ranji Trophy matches and yet nobody in the A team impressed the selectors who accompanied the team on tours. Are our cupboards empty? I am sure they are not. The BCCI and NCA must come out with facts as to how the A tours have worked.”

Admitting the home advantage, Vengsarkar pointed out the massive batting failure was the big reason for India’s poor result in New Zealand tour.

Vengsarkar said, “Whenever the team tours abroad, the conditions almost always favour the home team and that must be acceptable. India boast of a good new ball attack but to win matches, it must be backed up by a decent total on the board which the batsmen failed to deliver.”

It’s unfortunate we don’t intend to learn from our mistakes: Dilip Vengsarkar

Vengsarkar feels that the present Indian batting line-up is only depended on Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli. The former Indian cricketer believes that team management is continuously putting faith on the struggling players instead of the in-form players.

Dilip Vengsarkar, India, New Zealand vs India
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He quoted, “It’s unfortunate we don’t intend learn from our mistakes but continue to depend on the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to deliver match after match besides experimenting with others making each one of them insecure about their positions in the batting line up.

“The Indian batting line-up has come to a stage where there could be all together a new batting order in the next Test match. It’s unfair to expect Virat and Rohit to perform in every match. It’s a team game and others have to chip in as well but shockingly, match after match, those who are in form are not picked and those who are struggling make it to the XI.”

In the Test series during the latest New Zealand tour, India scored 165, 191, 242 and 124 runs.

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Tim Southee again dismissed Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

ICC Test Players’ Rankings: Virat Kohli Loses More Points; Tim Southee Climbs up The Ladder

On Tuesday (3rd March), the International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the latest Test players’ rankings. Though the Indian captain Virat Kohli has maintained the second place of the Test batting rankings, he lost more rating points and put himself more behind from the top-ranked Test batsman Steven Smith. Meanwhile, New Zealand pacer Tim Southee, who won the Player of the Series award after the conclusion of the home Test series against India, moved up to the top five in the Test bowling rankings.

The top-ranked Test side India recently lost the two-match Test series against the hosts New Zealand by the 2-0 margin. After losing the first Test at Wellington by ten wickets, the visitors also lost the last game of this series at Christchurch by seven wickets. Though India retained their top position on the Test team rankings, New Zealand climbed up to the second position in the Test team rankings.

New Zealand
New Zealand national cricket team (Image Credit: Twitter)

Test batting rankings: Virat Kohli has now 886 rating points

Virat Kohli lost the top place of the Test batting rankings after the disappointing performances in the Wellington Test. He once again faced the bad patch in the Christchurch Test and lost 20 more points from the rating but maintained the second position in the Test batting rankings. Kohli is now 25 rating points behind of the Australian cricketer Steven Smith (911 rating points), the present leader of the Test batting rankings.

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Steve Smith and Virat Kohli (Image Courtesy: Getty Images)

While the Indian opener Mayank Agarwal has slipped down from the top 10 positions of the ICC Test batting rankings (11), Prithvi Shaw moved to the 76th position after leaping 17 places. Another Indian cricketer Hanuma Vihari also climbed up to the 46th spot in the same table.

In the meantime, both the Kiwi openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell managed to climb up in the ICC Test batting rankings as they are standing in the 12th and 37th positions respectively.

Test bowling rankings: Tim Southee is in the fourth position

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Tim Southee (Image Credit: Twitter)

New Zealand pacer Tim Southee bagged 14 wickets in the two-match home Test series against India and won the Player of the Series award too. Moving the two spots in the ICC Test bowling rankings, Southee (812 points) is now standing in the fourth position, only behind of Australian pacer Pat Cummins (904 rating points), New Zealand pacer Neil Wagner (843 rating points) and West Indies pacer Jason Holder (830 rating points).

Another Kiwi left-arm pacer Trent Boult (9th spot) and the Indian right-arm pacer Jasprit Bumrah (7th spot) have returned to the top ten positions in the ICC Test bowling rankings.

New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson, who managed his maiden five-wicket haul in international career during the latest Christchurch Test, jumped 37 spots and he is now standing in 43rd position in the Test bowling rankings. Also, in the Test all-rounder rankings, Jamieson moved up to the 22nd position.

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Virat Kohli with his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma. Credits: Twitter

Virat Kohli’s Childhood Coach Rajkumar Sharma Defends His Ward

Team India skipper Virat Kohli has grabbed headlines for all the wrong reasons during India’s tour of New Zealand. Kohli struggled to tackle the high-quality New Zealand pace bowling attack and was dismissed for cheap scores in the tour. He managed to score just one fifty in eight innings.

Soon after that, questions have been raised over his poor run of form. As if his terrible form wasn’t enough, he ended a forgettable tour of New Zealand by triggering a fresh controversy over his infamous sendoff to New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson.

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Virat Kohli. Image Credit: Twitter

Rajkumar Sharma defends Virat Kohli:

While the majority of the netizens criticised Virat Kohli for his attitude, Virat Kohli’s childhood coach by the name of Rajkumar Sharma has, however, defended his ward, saying that everyone appreciates Virat Kohli when he is doing well with the same aggression for the nation.

According to Sharma, Virat Kohli’s biggest strength is his aggression while also adding that aggression pumps him up to do incredibly well across formats. He added Kohli has never crossed his limits and also advised him not to do so.

Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli's Childhood Coach, Rajkumar Sharma
Virat Kohli with his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma. Credits: Twitter


“When he’s doing well with the same aggression for the country, then everyone appreciates him. That time, they say that aggression is his strength. I’ve always believed that yes, aggression is his strength, but there’s a thin line between aggression and misbehaviour. He never crosses that line, and he shouldn’t do that as well. Aggression pumps him up to do well,” Rajkumar Sharma was quoted as saying by TOI.

Sharma is not worried over Kohli’s batting form who ran through the worst phase of his cricketing career, having managed only 38 runs in two Tests at a paltry average of 9.50 in New Zealand.

Law of averages caught up with Virat Kohli: Rajkumar Sharma

“Every player goes though a lean patch. There’s something called as law of averages in cricket. That has caught up with him. There’s nothing to worry. He’s too good a player. He knows where it’s going wrong. We’ve already discussed that. He’ll be back. He’s a magnificent player. In the next series (against South Africa), he’ll show what he’s capable of,” Rajkumar Sharma added in a statement.

The childhood coach termed Virat Kohli as a ‘magnificent player’ while also adding that he will bounce back in the upcoming home series against South Africa starting on March 12, Thursday at HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala.

Australia vs India 2020-21: Ajinkya Rahane's Hundred Can Be His Best Considering He Has Additional Responsibility, Says Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Sanjay Manjrekar Reveals Two Indian Bowlers Who Could Have Made Difference in New Zealand

If Virat Kohli and Co. sit back and look at their performance in New Zealand, they would come to the conclusion that the bowling unit fought hard but the batters were not at their best which had handed them defeat after defeat in the two-match Test series. Well, former Indian cricketer, Sanjay Manjrekar suggested the names of two bowlers who would have been more threatening in New Zealand conditions.

Taking to Twitter, the cricketer-turned-commentator, Majrekar, said that Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar would be more fruitful considering bouncy pitches of New Zealand.

Notably, both the players are out of the action due to injuries.

Bhuvneshwar, who went under surgery, to overcome his sports hernia injury while Deepak Chahar is under rehabilitation period after he suffered from a lower-back stress fracture.

Sanjay Manjrekar opens up on bowling style:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Credits: BCCI

Both Bhuvneshwar and Chahar are outswing bowlers who can bring out the best from a pitch. The duo is expected to soon join the Indian team.

India’s bowler in New Zealand pitches:

Looking at India’s bowler’s performance in New Zealand, The tall and veteran pacer Ishant Sharma was the only one in the first Test match to create problems for Kiwis batters. While Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah had to struggle, to find the perfect line lengths and good areas to bowl at. They both picked two wickets while Ishant snared five wickets. Besides, senior-most off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked three wickets.

Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma. Photo Credit: BCCI.

Unfortunately, Ishant was ruled out of the second Test match as he suffered from an ankle injury so Umesh Yadav was included in the playing XI. Yadav was not as effective as the tall pacer. He picked up only two wickets.

On the other hand, Bumrah regained his form slowly and steadily but till then it was too late. Whereas Shami surfaced with a shoulder injury ahead of Kiwi’s second innings.

However, New Zealand’s bowling attack was stronger than the visitors.

With the likes of Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson and then Neil Wagner, the Kiwis were brilliant to push the Indian batsmen into troubled waters.

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Virat Kohli. Image Credit: twitter.

Jab India Mein Yeh Log Aayenge, Tab Dikha Doonga: Virat Kohli Heard on Stump Mic

Virat Kohli’s behaviour at the post-match press conference, after losing the Test series 2-0, clearly reflected that he is thoroughly disappointed with his performance against New Zealand. He lashed out at New Zealand journalist, who asked him a bold question – and now his previous other statements are doing the rounds on the internet

The Indian skipper Kohli was unable to score a fifty in four Test innings. So much so, he could not even touch a 20-run mark in the recently-held Test series. His performance has astonished Indian fans and his avid followers across the globe, too.

Therefore, Kohli’s frustration was visible on the field when the opposition lost the wicket, he was caught hurling expletives at New Zealand fans during the second Test in Christchurch.

So, Kohli’s behaviour was questioned by a media person at the post-match conference. Thus, Kohli seemed annoyed by the reporter.

Virat Kohli’s aggression on the field:

Virat Kohli, New Zealand vs India 2020, Christchurch, second test
Team India and Virat Kohli. Image Credit: Twitter

On Day 3, before the end of the play, the Indian skipper was caught using cuss words during New Zealand’s second innings at Hagley Oval.

Jab India mein yeh log aatengey, tab dikha doonga (I will show them when they come to India),” said the Delhi born cricketer according to Indian Express.

This statement by Kohli, who is admired in the cricket world, was criticised by his fans. His statement is clearly against the sportsmanship, especially being a dynamic leader of World’s No. 1 Test team.

Virat Kohli is known for showing aggression:

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Virat Kohli after getting a wicket (Image Credit: Twitter).

However, it also clears that Kohli is very confident about his team’s performance at home.

Evidently, they have beaten South Africa and Bangladesh pretty easily in the previous home season to enjoy the numero uno position.

So, it will be interesting to see the team’s performance when New Zealand tour India.

Meanwhile, South Africa will tour India to play three-match ODI series which will be played between 12th March and 18th March.

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