Indian captain Virat Kohli has been battling his poor form in recent times. They have to pay the burden of this by falling to fifth place in the ICC Test rankings. Also, no century has come off Kohli’s bat for a long time. Two years ago, at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, he scored his last Test century with the bat against captain Kohli against Bangladesh. Since that century, he has played 17 innings so far, but this century still haunts him. Now Kohli’s childhood coach, Prince Sharma, has made a big statement about his decision to step down in the ICC Test rankings and not to score a century.
Number of innings from the last Test century
10 – Rohit Sharma
16 – Ajinkya Rahane
17 – Virat Kohli
34 – Cheteshwar Pujara#INDVENG
– Crick Beat (@crick_beat) August 22, 2021
Rajkumar told India News that the 32-year-old does not need to be provoked because he is already very excited. Prior to the start of the five-Test series against England, Kohli was fourth in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen, but has now fallen to fifth place. England captain Joe Root has performed superbly and has been second to Kohli. Kohli’s coach said it was a surprise. However, he said he hoped the big century would come from Kohli’s bat soon.
“It is amazing to me that Virat Kohli has fallen to fifth place,” said Rajkumar. I was hoping Joe Root might have overtaken him. I will definitely talk to him. I don’t think he should be excited because he’s already excited. When I talked to him even after the last game, he was very excited. At the same time, he was very happy that he had won the match. He didn’t worry too much about his runs. When he has this attitude, it means a big century is coming soon.
IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli, who has lost a century for almost 2 years, is just 63 off this record
Chasing Joe Root is a bit of a challenge for the Indian captain, Kohli’s coach said. In the five-match Test series against India, Root has been the top batsman ever and has scored 386 runs in his bat series. The coach said, ‘He batted the’ root ‘superbly. I have always said that he is an amazing player because he has a great temperament and technique in any case. When he plays in his hometown and especially against India, I think he is very motivated.