Former India skipper Virat Kohli has achieved an unwanted record after getting dismissed for zero in the final ODI against West Indies. Kohli scored 26 runs in the three-match series against West Indies at an average of 8.66, which is his lowest aggregate score in a series in seven years.
Electing to bat first, India lost the wicket of skipper Rohit Sharma when he dragged an incoming delivery of Joseph onto the stumps in the fourth over of the innings. Kohli followed two balls later. This was his 15th duck in the 50-over format, leaving behind the likes of Virendra Sehwag and Suresh Raina. The 33-year-old is just one duck from levelling former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting (16).
The last time Kohli averaged less than eight was against Pakistan in a three-match series in 2012-13. In that series, he managed only 13 runs. Meanwhile, former India cricket Aakash Chopra has said that it’s fine if Virat Kohli wants to take a break from the game. This year, Kohli is averaging just 23.66 in six games and Chopra feels that a break can help Kohli overcome this lean patch.
“There has been a lot of talks that Kohli should be asked to rest, that you are not having a great time, take a break now also and if you like, don’t play the T20s as well. I will never keep that proposal in front of Virat Kohli. It is fine if he himself says that he wants to take a break,” said the cricketer-turned-pundit in a video on his YouTube channel.