After a few years in which he was unable to score many runs, Virat Kohli is once again among the run scorers in the white ball formats. Kohli has been doing well in limited-overs cricket since the 2022 Asia Cup. The Test format, on the other hand, does not fit this description. In his last 13 Test innings, he has failed to reach the fifty-run mark. His current Border-Gavaskar Trophy scores are 44, 20, and 12. The former captain of the Indian cricket team scored his last Test century against Bangladesh in November of this year. This feature was recently emphasized by Iceland Cricket in a tweet.
“This statistic won’t please many of our Indian fans, but it is now 23 Tests since Virat Kohli scored a century, which was back in 2019. How long is too long?” Iceland Cricket wrote in the tweet.
This statistic won’t please many of our Indian fans, but it is now 23 Tests since Virat Kohli scored a century, which was back in 2019. How long is too long?
— Iceland Cricket (@icelandcricket) February 21, 2023
The tweet did not go down well with Kohli’s fans.
that’s just 1 year since the test century .. since 2020 and half of 2021 was washed out by covid, when a man has as many centuries as VK does, it’s fine to leave him alone for at least 1 more year
— sehajsingh (@skdevil17) February 22, 2023
As long as the team is winning no time period is too long .. it’s important to remember this is a team sport and individuals only contribute to the collective and not the other way round
— Venkat (Vikram) (@vikram_venkat) February 22, 2023
He is coming back to form format by format. He was already back and yet looked out of sorts in 2 odis before hitting 3 centuries later.
Spin had been his issue of late across formats and his 44(83) and 21(30) were signs he has begun combatting it.
— Vishrut Krishna (@vishrut_krishna) February 21, 2023
Hundreds alone cannot define a batter. Consistent run-making, sans hundreds, is equally creditworthy if not more. In the case of Kohli, he is being rewarded until eternity despite an elongated dry run as a reward for some sterling performances in the past. His name is sacrosanct.
— Prabhanjan Badami (@PABadami) February 22, 2023
Recently, Kohli achieved another significant career milestone by becoming the player to reach 25,000 runs in international cricket the fastest. On Day 3 of the second Test match in New Delhi against Australia, he did so. In the process, Kohli outperformed Sachin Tendulkar, his hero and the Master Blaster, who had accomplished the feat in 577 games. Virat, in contrast, did it in 549 games. Ricky Ponting (588), Jacques Kallis (594), Kumar Sangakkara (608), and Mahela Jayawardene (608), among others, follow Virat and Sachin (701).