Virat Kohli: I never played for hundreds in my life


India captain Virat Kohli hasn`t regarded like doing a lot unsuitable in One-day Internationals (ODI) in latest instances besides for the centuries he had made a behavior of scoring in the previous couple of years aren`t coming his method anymore.
The 32-year-old right-handed batsman, who’s six in need of Sachin Tendulkar`s ODI world document of 49 centuries, has been on 43 centuries since August 14, 2019. It implies that he has gone over one-and-a-half years with out an ODI ton. Although he’s averaging a good 45.85 and has eight fifties in 14 matches in the interval, a century stays elusive. He has come near scoring 100 on a few instances, 89 and 85.
“I never played for hundreds in my life. That is probably why I ended up getting so many [centuries] in such little time,” Kohli stated after India`s six-wicket defeat, when requested about his incapability to get centuries in latest instances.
“It`s all about contributing to the team`s cause. If the team doesn`t win when you get three figures, it doesn`t mean anything. You`re not going to sit back at the end of your career and look at numbers. It`s more about how you played the game that you will look at,” he stated.
On Friday, he fell for 66, his fourth successive half-century in ODIs. While he scored two fifties in the final two ODIs in Australia — 89 and 63, he additionally made a 56 in the primary ODI in opposition to England on the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium right here on Tuesday.
Kohli`s final century in ODI got here on August 14, when he made 114 not out in opposition to West Indies in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.
In over eight months main as much as that century, from January 1 to August 14, 2019, he had scored 5 centuries in 22 innings. That was a interval when he was tipped to go previous Tendulkar`s document of most centuries in ODIs very quickly.
Prior to that part, Kohli had scored six centuries in the 2018 calendar yr, in 14 matches. He additionally bought six centuries in 26 ODIs in 2017 and made three tons in 10 matches in 2016.
Overall, in worldwide cricket, Kohli has didn’t get a century since November 2019, when he reached the three-figure mark in the pink-ball Test match in opposition to Bangladesh.
In his final 12 Test innings, he has made simply three half-centuries with the very best being 74, in the primary innings of the primary Test in Australia in Adelaide in 2020.
On Friday although, Kohli joined an unique membership, turning into solely the second batsman after Australia`s Ricky Ponting to attain over 10,000 runs whereas batting on the No.3 place.
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