Virat Kohli, one of the greatest modern-day batters, is going through a bad reign of form extending more than two years. Ever since November 2019, the Indian batter has failed to produce a century, which is weighing down a lot on the once number one batter.
The ex-Indian captain, however, has received backing from many ex and current cricket players. Recently, Babar Azam came ahead with a supportive message for the Indian batter and now the ex-England player Kevin Pieterson has done the same.
In a recent Instagram post, the ex- England batter wrote, “Buddy, your career has had some of the best that have played the game only wish they could have done what you have (so far). Be proud, walk tall & enjoy life. There’s way more than just the bubble of cricket out there. You’ll be back, @virat.kohli.”
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While the post in itself is commendable on Pietersen’s part, it becomes even more so as it was liked by the tennis great Novak Djokovic. The Serbian is a great admirer of Virat Kohli and often congratulates the Indian player when he performs well.
In 2021, he congratulated Kohli when the Indian team won the T20I series by 3-2 against England. The two greats have a history of camaraderie between them and often engage on social media under each other posts. The Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic recently won the Wimbledon Championship defeating Nick Kyrgios in the final.
Kavin Pieterson reiterated the same thoughts on Kohli in his latest Twitter post. He wrote, “You go big guy! People can only dream about what you’ve done in cricket. And they’re some of the best players that have played the game.”
— Kevin Pietersen? (@KP24) July 16, 2022
Kohli is going through a bad reign of form which has extended to this tour as well. On the current tour, the Indian batter has failed to even make a half-century. Indian and England will clash in the third and final match of the ODI series on July 17th in Old Trafford stadium.