Since the stupendous T20I series win at the start of the tour, everything seems to slipping down the hands of team India. The World No.1 ranked Test side- suffered a humbling loss by 10 wickets at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. The Men in Blue were brutally thrashed by the New Zealand in the first Test as their batsmen struggled to counter the swinging and seaming condition of the wicket. And their captain dip in form also did not help them much as they could not touch even 200 in both the innings.
The Indian captain could only manage a total of 21 runs in Wellington extending his lean patch of form on the ongoing tour. Since then Kohli has been on the receiving end of the things since the loss in Wellington.
In a recent news, A Sri Lankan Twitter user named Daniel Alexander has come up with a few numbers to prove Indian Captain an exaggerated cricketer of modern time. Alexanderby his tweets seems like an ardent hater of Kohli and India, in particular. He often comes out with twisted facts to criticize India and Kohli on the social platforms.
Daniel, mentioning the Virat Kohli’s number on this tour, tweeted that the trio of Steve Smith, Babar Azam & Kane Williamson are all-format and all-conditions batsmen while the Indian Captain is ‘over-rated’. Though there is no doubt that Virat is going through an extended rough patch and his numbers on this tour indicate the same. Virat has scored– 19, 2, 9, 15, 51, 11, 38, 11, 45 – a total of 201 runs at an average of 22.33 with a solitary half-century thus far.
19, 2, 9, 15, 51, 11, 38, 11, 45 – Virat Kohli's scores in New Zealand series 2020 (all 3 formats). #Cricket
Inns – 9
Runs – 201
Ave – 22.33
50 – 1
*Steve Smith, Babar Azam & Kane Williamson top three all format batsmen and score in all conditions. Kohli over-rated.
— Daniel Alexander (@daniel86cricket) February 23, 2020
However, an another user Alex Tudor came to Indian captain’s defence and tweeted back, “Overrated, are you just looking for people to hit up your timeline one bad tour & people coming for the great man.”
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli, when asked about his lean patch, did not look too concerned about his form. Virat said, “I am absolutely fine. I am batting really well. I feel that sometimes scores don’t reflect the way you are batting and that’s what can happen when you don’t execute well what you want to,” in the post-match conference.
Before adding, “Look when you play so much cricket and you play for so long, obviously you will have 3-4 innings that don’t go your way. If you try and make too much out of it, it’ll keep piling on.”