All fans are looking forward to the upcoming World Testing Championship Final, which sees India take on Australia at the Oval. The main event will determine who will receive the coveted ICC trophy in the game’s longest format. With only two days left until the match, everyone is eager to see Virat Kohli perform as the 34-year-old breathes fire with his bat. The former skipper from India, who has been struggling for runs, ended his 1205-day drought of the century in Testa and broke his 29th tonne against Australia in March.
Kohli, who has been on a lean period since 2019, returned to form after spending a century against Afghanistan at the 2022 Asian Cup. He later continued his form and was the top scorer in the 2022 T20 World Cup. India legend Sunil Gavaskar praised Kohli and stated that he had no luck during his lean stretch.
“Every player goes through something called a bad patch or a poor patch. So I think that’s exactly what happened. Later, when he started getting wounded, you noticed again that he had a bit of luck in the early stages. The inside ribs ran close to the stumps but did not hit the stumps, the traps were dropped or the catches were slightly away from the fielder. So with a little bit of luck that every batter needs, that left him in a barren period, he brought him back,” Gavaskar told Star Sports.
“Otherwise, he has a great temperament, he is eager to run, and technically he is also very good. So it’s no wonder he’s back on the run,” he added.
In 24 Tests against Australia, Virat scored 1979 runs with a 48.26 average, with eight tons and five fifties. His best score is 186.
In all formats against Australia, Virat played 92 matches in which he scored 4945 points on an average of 50.97. His best score is 186. He scored 16 centuries and 24 fifties against the Australians.
Given his form, he will no doubt be a key player in the WTC Finals for India.
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