King Kohli averaging over 70 in England Tests leaves Critics with ‘No Excuse’

by Rana Hamza
2 minutes read

Is Virat Kohli the greatest batsman of the modern times? The long-going debate seems settling as of now as the Indian captain has done something, which critics and haters were actually not expecting from him. Few of the cricket pundits were always reluctant to call Kohli as the number 1 and the only excuse they had to back their statement was his second-rate batting in England, especially in the Tests. But now the modern-day great has shut the trollers, haters and critics as well with his heroics and single-handed magical performances against England in the ongoing Test Series.

Kohli badly needed to get off from the shadows of England 2014 Test series, which was nothing short of a nightmare for him. It won’t be wrong to say that it was one of the worst series for the batting maestro as he only managed to score 139 runs from 10 innings with just a minimal average of 13.40.

But now things have changed by far, and Kohli’s outstanding performance against England in the ongoing Test series is a proof of it. With three Tests and six innings down, Kohli has amassed 443 runs with an exceptional average of 73.33. In short, in 6 innings, the star Indian batsman has struck two fifties and two centuries. At the same time, you can’t actually forget his best of 149 coming in the firsts innings while taking on the charge along with the tail-enders on the crease.

The 2nd Test match of the ongoing 5-match Test series was a complete dismay for Kohli and so for his team India as with the lower back pain he could only managed to score 23 and 17 in both the innings respectively. With taking the humiliation of 2nd Test positively, the Indian cricket team under the leadership of Virat Kohli recoiled back, and yes the rest is the history.

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