22nd February, 2020
Indian captain Virat Kohli continues to have a poor form on the tour of New Zealand. Famous as the run machine, Kohli kept walking by scoring just two runs off seven balls on the first day of the first Test match against New Zealand. Kohli's poor form can be gauged from the fact that he has not scored a single century in the last 19 innings of all three formats.
Virat Kohli scored his last century in the historic day-night Test match against Bangladesh last year when he scored 136 runs. He has scored only 180 runs in seven innings on the New Zealand tour, including only one half-century. This is not the first time Kohli is struggling with poor form. Earlier, from February 2014 to October 2014, he could not score a century in 25 innings of all three formats. It also includes a tour of England where he was able to score only 134 runs in five Tests.
Earlier, Kohli's poor form was seen between February 2011 and September 2011, when he did not score a single century in 24 consecutive innings. Kohli has scored 70 centuries in his international career so far. He has scored 27 centuries in 84 Tests and 43 centuries in 248 ODIs. Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer in Test cricket against New Zealand in the current Indian team, but if his batsmen do not get runs, then it can be seen in the Test series towards the ODI series.
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