The rescheduled fifth Test match of India vs England series commenced on July 1 at Edgbaston and the fans waited to see the return of former Indian skipper Virat Kohli. However, they are disappointed to see another low-scoring inning from the struggling player.
Kohli’s form has been questionable. On the one hand, the cricket experts and fans talk about 950 days without any international century, whereas, the debate continues seeing no match-winning performances from everyone’s favourite Kohli.
Earlier, it was understood that his suffering form was due to captaincy pressure. He decided to quit limited-overs format captaincy after the T20 World Cup 2021 and was sacked later as a Test captain as well. However, being free of pressure in regard does not look to affect his aroma as a player much since he is yet to inspire the watchers with the bat.
Too many absurd innings have further pressurized the cricketer. As if they were not enough, Kohli was bowled by Matthew Potts on 11 runs that came from 19 balls. There is a solid reason why the cricket fraternity is so frustrated.
The fans have been anticipating Kohli’s 71st international century and the last ton came versus Bangladesh in 2019 November. Let’s have a look at a few of the Tweets coming from Kohli’s fans.
Bahi Bhai …. Pls stop it … he is becoming a average player… and his fans are putting stats from 4 years before… he really needs to work on his game or retaire…👎👎🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️@imVkohli
— Ashley (@ashleycole0707) July 1, 2022
Virat Kohli aur pujara ko team se nikalo bahar ye sab ka ab din pura ho chuka hai
— sonu gupta (@sonugup77239473) July 1, 2022
— Aneesh (@Aneeshkrishna47) July 1, 2022
— RFJ 🇵🇰🇬🇧 (@IamRFJ07) July 1, 2022
— JessePinkman💲👹 (@NamanShah2607) July 1, 2022
The drought continues … Kohli gone for 11… bowled by Potts #ENGvsIND
— Shahid Hashmi (@hashmi_shahid) July 1, 2022
Despite all the bummer the fans carry for him, it must be noted Kohli yet is the only player to average 50+ across all formats. However, one more bad inning might see his Test average misery, falling below 50.
As far as Eng vs Ind 5th Test is concerned, the hosts won the toss and elected to field first. In the going on the first inning, India are currently 130/5 at the time of writing, with three wickets plucked by James Anderson, whereas, the rest of the two falling in Matthew’s lap.