“So what if Kohli hasn’t scored a century” – Indian pacer Mohammed Shami comes out in support of Virat Kohli
If you are an Indian cricket fan, you have a lot to deal with. Indian cricket is in a period of transition. Although performances are going down, series loss in South Africa and players also getting injured, but many fans are still looking forward to the moment when Virat Kohli scores his 71st international century.
Virat Kohli has also recently come under fire for failing to score his 71st international century. Virat has scored his last century against Bangladesh in Kolkata in November 2019. Many have questioned whether Kohli’s best days are gone. However, his teammate and Indian pacer have come out in support of Virat Kohli. Here’s our betting tips for cricket. Do check it here.
Virat Kohli: “A century doesn’t define how great a player he is”
Thus, his batting has been criticized. In this situation, fast bowler Mohammed Shami has expressed support for Virat Kohli. Shami lashes out at his critics,
“So what if he (Kohli) hasn’t scored a century. A century doesn’t define how great a player is. It’s not like he hasn’t scored runs.”
“He’s scored 50 consistently in the recent past and there’s no reason why we should think like that. A 50 or 60 is also a score and as long as it helps the team, there’s no reason to complain,” said the India pacer, while speaking to India. com.
Kohli is a “Bowler’s Captain”
Virat Kohli recently resigned from the Test captaincy after the 2-1 series loss against South Africa. Previously, Virat stepped down from the T20I captaincy after the T20I World Cup. But soon after, he was removed from the ODI captaincy as well.
Mohammed Shami also praised Kohli for his leadership skills. Under his leadership, Shami became one of the strike bowlers in India along with Jaspreet Bumrah. Shami expressed,
“Kohli’s energy is the best and that rubs off on the rest of the team. He is a bowling captain and always gave us the freedom to express ourselves. He always took our opinion and asked for options.”
“We have spent so much time together and there are so many memorable moments. It will always stay with me and it’s hard to pick one of those moments.”
Captaincy record of Virat Kohli in Test
He is India’s most successful Test captain with the team winning 40 out of 68 matches under him. He also holds the record for most Test appearances as India Test captain (68). Only Graeme Smith, Ricky Ponting, and Steve Waugh have won more matches than Kohli as a captain in Tests.
Under the leadership of Kohli, India in 2018-19 won their first Test series in Australia. He also led India to the finals of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC). Under Kohli, India win seven Tests in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia) countries, the most for an Asian captain. Get our latest free cricket match prediction here in our site.