Virat Kohli finished with just 38 runs from the two-match Test series against New Zealand.
Kohli’s tour ends poorly, playing down wrong line to gentle inswinger from Grandhomme. Puts India in deeper misery— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 1, 2020
Runs have been far and few for the India skipper this whole tour, just 218 runs from 11 innings. Though he managed a couple of decent scores during India's 5-0 triumph in the T20Is, the 3-0 series whitewash in the ODI series started the rot for Kohli and the bad patch continued in the Tests as well.
In the ongoing Test, Kohli was dismissed for just three runs on the first day and 14 in the second innings on Day 2.
Earlier, in the first Test, Kohli managed to score just 21 runs.
In the ODI series, Kohli registered just 75 runs while in the T20I leg, the skipper scored 105 runs from four matches.
On the tour to New Zealand so far, the Indian skipper went past the fifty-run mark just once.
Worst tour Kohli’s had as batsman since England 2014. New Zealand bowlers probed him unrelentingly with swing, seam, short pitched deliveries. High quality preparation and execution of plans. India need 250 to have reasonable chance. Looking grim— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 1, 2020
This is the first time in Virat Kohli's career that he couldn't able to score 100 runs in ODIs series and 50 runs in test series of the same tour. A real lean patch for Virat at wrong time, hopefully a Virat Kohli comeback from him in the coming days.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 1, 2020
This is also the first time Kohli has not scored a century in an entire tour in the last five years.
Virat Kohli not scoring a century in an entire tour *— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) March 1, 2020
vs NZ 2019/20 (Away)
vs Ban 2015 (Away)
vs Eng 2014 (Away)
vs WI 2013/14 (Home)
vs WI 2011 (Away)
* Min one Test + one ODI/T20I#NZvIND
In his last six innings in international cricket, Kohli has managed to score just 62 runs.
From young Kyle Jamieson to Trent Boult to his nemesis Tim Southee and even a Colin de Grandhomme managed to trap him in front of the wicket.
Lowest average in a Test series for Kohli (2+ matches):— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) March 1, 2020
9.20 - v Aus, 2017 (Home)
9.50 - v NZ, 2020 (Away)
13.40 - v Eng, 2014 (A)
15.20 - v WI, 2011 (A)
30.00 - v WI, 2013 (H)#NZvInd
However, expect Kohli, the champion to shake this off and rise again.
One of the greatest series for Virat Kohli as a batsman! pic.twitter.com/tXfSLwjkev— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 1, 2020
With Agency Inputs