Virat Kohli completes two-year without a century


IND vs NZ LIVE: Virat Kohli completes two-year without a century ahead of the South Africa tour, departs for 36 this time against New Zealand. Check all details
IND vs NZ LIVE: Virat Kohli completes two-year without a century ahead of the South Africa tour, departs for 36 this time against New Zealand. Check all details

IND vs NZ LIVE: Kohli’s completes two years without Test TonIndia captain Virat Kohli once again failed to score big on his Test return. After a hard to digest controversial decision in the first innings, Kohli could manage just 36 runs as he got bowled out by Rachin Ravindra. The development means Kohli completed two years in International cricket without a century. Follow India vs New Zealand LIVE updates on InsideSport

The lean patch with the bat is a piece of negative news for India ahead of the South Africa tour. With Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane already failing to score big, Kohli’s form is an added burden. Only Shreyas Iyer is the bright spot after his dream debut in Kanpur Test but he too failed to emulate success at Wankhede Stadium.

IND vs NZ LIVE: Virat Kohli completes two-year without a century ahead of South Africa tour, departs for 36 this time

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  • Virat Kohli has last struck his Test century against Bangladesh in November 2019. Since then he has played 13 Test matches without a ton.
  • A century would have been a confidence booster for Kohli ahead of India tour of South Africa.
  • Kohli scored a duck and 36 runs in the Mumbai Test despite working hard yards in training at BKC prior to the Test match.
  • In 2020, he managed just 116 runs across 3 Test matches at an average of 19.33 while he has amassed 447 runs in 10 Tests at an average of 27.94. During this phase, he has scored just 5 half-centuries.
  • The century drought for Kohli is not just in the Tests but also ODIs. His last One Day International ton came in August 2019 against West Indies. He will look to change history against South Africa. The boxing day Test match kick starts on December 26.

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IND vs NZ LIVE: Virat Kohli completes two-year without a century ahead of South Africa tour, departs for 36 this time

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