IND VS WI LIVE: Virat Kohli Returning to Form Will Make Things Easier for Rohit Sharma, Says Ajit Agarkar
IND VS WI LIVE: Virat Kohli returning to form will make things easier for India captain Rohit Sharma during their upcoming series against West Indies, according to Ajit Agarkar.
The former Indian fast bowler Agarkar has said that Kohli’s lean patch is indeed a cause for concern for Team India. Kohli has not scored an international century since November 2019. His poor run, especially in the whites, has come under the scanner.
In 2021, Kohli scored only 536 runs in 11 Tests at an average of 28.21. In the list of most Test runs for India in 2021, Kohli stood fourth and had scored 400-odd runs lesser than top-scorer Rohit, who also had played the same number of games as the 33-year-old batsman. Here’s our cricket bet tips and guide. Do check it here in our site.
IND VS WI LIVE: Ajit Agarkar on Virat’s Form and Importance for upcoming series
Now that Kohli has no responsibility for India’s captaincy, he can focus more on his batting. Agarkar believes the sooner the former finds his form the better for the team.
“At the end of the day you’re only successful as successful your team is and if you don’t win, it eventually doesn’t matter how great a player you are out on the field, it’s not enjoyable playing in the team,” Agarkar told Star Sports’ show ‘Game Plan’.
“We talk about different combinations before – Virat Kohli would be a key factor because of the kind of player that he is but at the moment he isn’t at his best, which is a fact and the quicker he discovers his form it’s going to be that much easier for Rohit Sharma to then manage that thing because of what he can do on his own, Virat Kohli.
“Virat Kohli’s form is a concern, but we all know what a player he is. So, hopefully, he discovers his form sooner rather than later,” the 44-year-old former Indian cricketer added further.
IND VS WI LIVE: Team India reaches Ahmedabad ahead of ODI series
It was reported on Monday that Team India had reached Ahemdabad ahead of their three-match One-Day International (ODI) series. The 50-over series will be followed by three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), which will be played at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.
Rohit, who missed the South Africa tour due to a hamstring injury, is back and will lead India in the upcoming two series at home. It will also mark Rohit’s maiden series as India’s full-time white-ball captain.
One of the best batsmen in the world, Kohli, can never be counted off. He did show positive signs in India’s recent tour of South Africa. Even though India lost the ODI series, Kohli scored two half-centuries. Kohli has an excellent ODI record at home against the Caribbean team, having scored at 72.88. In 20 ODIs against West Indies at home, Kohli has scored 1,239 runs, including five centuries. See our prediction cricket for today and get the latest news for this season.