“People think that he isn’t in form” – Former Pakistani skipper has a major say in Virat Kohli’s poor run of form

"People think that he isn’t in form" - Former Pakistani skipper has a major say in Virat Kohli's poor run of form

Virat Kohli has been the icon of the game of cricket in the last decade. But now he is finding it a little hard to perform on a consistent basis. The standard set by the former Indian skipper is so high that fans always expect him to go out and score a century in every innings. His form has dipped in the last three years, drastically.


The former Indian skipper hasn’t touched the three-figure mark in the last three years. His last century came against Bangladesh in November 2019 at Eden Gardens. But since then, he hasn’t played any significant innings. However, meanwhile, he has scored a number of fifties, but according to the bar set by himself, everyone expects him to score centuries.

Former Pakistani skipper, Salman Butt, also believes that Virat has set the bar so high. Fans don’t look at the number of half-centuries he has scored. In a video posted by Butt on his YouTube channel, the former skipper had his views on Virat’s form. He said that the former Indian skipper is an institution unto himself. He added that Kohli has carved himself out into a role model in the game as a player, athlete and captain.


Butt feels that people don’t notice his half-centuries he has scored in this time period. He said, “Virat has set such high standards for himself that fifties in eight of his last 14 matches went unnoticed. People think that he isn’t in form because he got into the habit of scoring centuries. He will be back in form for the good of cricket.”

The former Indian skipper also didn’t have a great season in the recently concluded Indian Premier League. He scored 341 runs in 16 matches at an average of 22.43. However, the former Pakistani skipper also feels that, as a role model to many, Virat needs to stay in form.

Butt said that Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Babar Azam, and Kane Williamson need to stay in shape and form because they are the role models in the game. So they need to stay in form to inspire the next generation.


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