India’s former captain Virat Kohli has finally come out of his shell and has scored his first test century since November 2019. However, prior to this magnificent innings of 186 runs, the Indian batter was criticized for his gameplay against spinners in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy. Despite all this, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting once again came in support of Virat Kohli.

Last evening, after a long struggle Virat Kohli was able to reach a half-century in test cricket. The player was not out and was to resume batting the next day. There were speculations that it’ll be hard for the batter to pick up from where he left but that wasn’t the case. Not only was Virat Kohli cautious but also was stern on making sure that he would not let the opportunity pass. In a discussion on ICC Review before this knock, Ricky Ponting said that he was not worried about Kohli’s form.

Champion players always find a way says Ricky Ponting on Virat Kohli

“Champion Players Always Find a Way,” Says Ricky Ponting on Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

“For Kohli, I have said that over and over, champion players always find a way. He might be in a bit of a drought at the moment, and might be not scoring runs which we all expect him to score but he is a realist as well. When you are a batsman and your are struggling and not scoring runs, you are pretty aware of that yourself. I am not concerned about this because I am confident he will bounce back,” Ricky Ponting said.

Proving Ricky Ponting right, Virat Kohli reached his century on the 4th day of the 4th Border-Gavaskar Trophy game. After a long day, Kohli was finally dismissed as team India took the lead of 92 runs. Interestingly, despite his struggles throughout the series, Virat Kohli became the highest run-scorer for India in the ongoing series with 297 runs. In addition to Virat Kohli’s knock, Axar Patel once again provided team support with the bat. Shreyas Iyer was unavailable because of the pain in his back and taking responsibility, Axar Patel scored quick 79 runs from 113 balls. With India currently in a 2-1 lead and the last day of the game to go, Australia is, most likely to push for a draw.

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