The Indian test skipper is in the rainbow nation as the on-field action begins with the Boxing Day Test at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Virat Kohli will be looking to start his excessive-profile series against South Africa under intense scrutiny over his captaincy and recent form with the bat. Kohli’s form in the recent past is a great concern for the team as his average went down below 20.
Indian top-order batter with 70 worldwide centuries, third solely to Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 and Rocky Ponting’s 71, has not scored a Test ton in more than two years now. Kohli scored his last Test hundred (136) against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in November 2019, which was his final international century overall.
Kohli has played 23 Test innings since then without scoring a single century. He managed to score only 116 runs in six innings in 2020, and so far in 2021, he has scored 483 runs in 17 innings. Kohli would be trying to set the record straight in the upcoming series, as he has a terrific record against the Proteas.
The right-handed batter has scored 1075 runs in 20 innings at an excellent average of 59.72, which includes three centuries and three fifties. Kohli’s record against the Proteas in South Africa is also quite spectacular with 558 runs in 10 innings, including two hundred and two fifties.
Kohli will be aiming to end the controversies and move forward into a brand new starting with lesser duties on his shoulder. The modern-day great will lead his team from the front and also make his bat talk more.