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Sunil Gavaskar not concerned about Virat Kohli’s form

Virat Kohli

2020 was not the best year for Virat Kohli as the Indian skipper failed to score a single century and averaged a mere 19.33 in the three tests he played. While many people are concerned about the form of Kohli, former Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar believes that a big inning from Kohli is just around the corner. Speaking to Star Sports, Gavaskar said that pressure gets the best out of kohli and it’s only a matter of time before the Indian skipper starts scoring again. Kohli was dismissed for 11 by Dominic Bess on day three of the 1st Test vs England.

“Pressure is what brings the best out of Virat Kohli. And we’ve seen that time and again over the years then when he’s got his back to the wall is when he plays his best cricket. Sometimes when you’re batting at No. 4 and you’re 200/2 when you go in to bat, you tend to think that batting is easy. He knows now that batting is not easy and he’s got to put everything out there and focus.”

Virat Kohli is back in the Indian team after missing the last three tests against Australia due to the birth of his first child. In the first Test at Adelaide, Kohli was looking good at 74 before an unfortunate run out cost him his wicket. Kohli’s last century came against Bangladesh in India’s first day night test at Kolkata in November 2019. Gavaskar further said that it’s rare to see Kohli end a year without a century.

“Pressure is what brings the best out of Virat Kohli. And we’ve seen that time and again over the years then when he’s got his back to the wall is when he plays his best cricket. Sometimes when you’re batting at No. 4 and you’re 200/2 when you go in to bat, you tend to think that batting is easy. He knows now that batting is not easy and he’s got to put everything out there and focus.”

Kohli was not at his best in Tests but had a fairly decent run in the limited over cricket. He scored 431 runs in 9 ODIs at an average of 47.88 with the highest score of 89 against Australia. In T-20Is, he scored 295 runs in 10 games and averaged around 37.

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