By: Divya Thearia
July 13, 2022 (New Delhi): Team India’s star batsman Virat Kohli is going through a bad phase and a back injury has added to the difficulties for the former captain. The last international century with the bat of 33-year-old batsman Virat Kohli came in 2019. His disappointing performances continued in the Test and T20I series against England, as he could only manage 11 and 20 runs in the Edgbaston Test and only 12 runs in his two innings in T20Is.
Despite all the failures, the Board of Control for Cricket in India i.e. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly supported him. Speaking to ANI, Sourav Ganguly said, “There is no doubt that the numbers he has got in international cricket have not come without ability and quality. Yes, he has had a tough time and he knows it. He himself has been a great player. He himself knows it hasn’t been good by his own standards.”
Ganguly further said, “I see him coming back and doing well, but he has to find his own way and be successful, which he has been doing for the last 12-13 years or more and only Virat Kohli does that can do.” Virat Kohli is facing a lot of criticism for his poor performance. Former captain Kapil Dev has even said that Virat Kohli should be dropped from the T20 team.
To this Dada said, “These things will happen in the game. It has happened to everyone. It has happened to Sachin (Tendulkar), it has happened to Rahul (Dravid), it has happened to me, it has happened to Kohli. It has happened. It is going to happen to future players. It is part of the game and I think as a player you just need to listen, be aware of what it is and just go and play your game.”