Despite the “out of form phase”, some players still couldn’t overtake Virat’s records
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli is going through his bad phase which every player goes through, but the shocker to be spoken of is that no other players could have managed to take over Virat’s records yet.
The former captain showed off his gameplay against Pakistan in the now-concluded ICC T20 WC 2021 when all the top-order collapsed and everyone’s expectation was fulfilled by Kohli’s unbeaten half-century with 57* runs. Despite his performance, the squad lost the game to Pakistan and had an early exit after losing from NZ also.
The right-handed batsman went on hitting the century in 2019 when playing against Pakistan. Kohli became the fastest batsman in terms of innings, to score 11,000 runs in ODI cricket. After some days in a match against West Indies, Kohli again left no one in disappointment and became the fattest cricketer (in terms of innings), to score 20,000 in International cricket.
If the matter is about Tests, Kohli is also not lagging behind in it too. In 2019, Kohli was the 50th captain of the team in Test cricket playing against South Africa, he became the fastest to score an unbeaten 254- a double century! Passing 7,000 runs in Tests.
Later in November, Kohli became the fastest captain to 5,000 runs in Test cricket. Playing against Bangladesh the former captain even made his 70th century in international cricket. After which he was selected for the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade, also ODI, Test, and T20I player of the decade, and won 2 awards- Male cricketer of the Decade and ODI Cricketer of the Decade.
Since then, Kohli’s struggle with bat and ball has not stopped, until now Kohli has not managed to hit the 71st century against any team.
But still, one thing is a surprise for all as of how come no other player could have managed to take over Virat’s records?
All the other players like- Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, etc are in their even full form which makes Virat Kohli the No.1 batter in the world worthy of the praises.
Currently, the senior player is on rest as Kohli was part of bio-bubbles for six months non-stop. He along with Rohit Sharma and MD. Shami has been rested.
The Indian team is currently playing their 2nd day of the Test match against NZ in Kanpur in which Shreyas Iyer has successfully completed his 1st debut century by hitting 105* off 171, against the Kiwis.