Times have not been the wayÂ Virat Kohli would have imagined some time ago. Virat has been going through a drought of runs, and there have been issues with India’s captaincy. Fans are eagerly waiting for him to score his 71st century, but it has been prolonged for more than two years now. While a hundred-run mark is just a number and is not bigger than the team’s win, it gives a player the confidence to perform better in every game.
Many ex-players have joined in this conversation of Virat’s 71st ton. All of them have said that Virat should take his time and not rush into scoring runs. He has gotten a few half-centuries in this time but has not been able to convert them. Former Indian Test player Wasim Jaffer also has made an opinion on this subject. He has pointed out that Virat will be a more free player when he gets to the three-digit mark, adding that he will be able to perform consistently after that.
Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, he said, “I am sure he is working as hard behind the scenes as he has been doing all these years, and with the same intensity. But, every cricketer goes through this phase where he is unable to score despite trying his best.
“Virat Kohli needs to show a little bit of patience. Once he breaks that barrier, I am sure we will see consistent scores from him again.”
Meanwhile, Virat has not had the best outing in the white-ball series against West Indies. In the three ODI games, he could only manage 26 runs, including a duck. In the first T20, he had no impact either. He scored 17 runs in 13 balls. The next game will be played on the 18th of February.