Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, comes across as one of the finest batting talents produced by the country. Be it Tests, T20Is or ODIs, the run machine is usually found recording big scores to help India win many contests. However, his performance in the recently concluded ODI series against New Zealand was far from ideal.
Playing 3 games, the batting icon was able to accumulate only 75 runs at an average of 25. This was his lowest batting average in any ODI series or tournament since 2015 ODI series against Bangladesh where he averaged 16.33. Moreover, he has now spent three ODI series without scoring a century, which clearly is an unfamiliar sight.
The last instance of 31-year old failing to register a ton in three successive ODI series or tournament was in 2012-13. Kohli’s ordinary batting show was one of the primary reasons of India going down in the three-match ODI series. However, the upcoming Test series will present him an ideal chance to get back to the track of scoring centuries.