In 9 innings played on the New Zealand tour, Virat Kohli has scored only a half-century.
IND Vs NZ: Team India suffered a crushing defeat by 10 wickets in the first Test against New Zealand. Team India batsmen were not able to show any greatness in this match and within four days the host team has named itself after taking a test match and took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. In this match, Captain Kohli managed to score 21 runs. Kohli’s form is also under question due to continuous failure in the New Zealand tour. However, Kohli has denied the point of poor form.
Looking at the way Virat Kohli bats, it can be said that the New Zealand tour is going very average for him. So far in 9 innings on the New Zealand tour, Kohli has managed to score just one half-century. He has played innings of 45, 11, 38, 11 (T20s), 51, 15, 9 (ODIs) and 2, 19 (1st Test) runs on this tour.
After the match, Kohli said, “I am batting well. Many times the scores are not the way you are batting. This is happening Not being able to score big in three-four innings cannot be a bad form and it is not a concern at all. When you play too much cricket, three-four innings do not go in your favor.”
New Zealand had piled on India for 165 runs in the first innings. The hosts scored 348 runs in the first innings and took a 183-run lead over Team India. India’s team could not show anything amazing in the second innings and was all out after scoring just 191 runs. New Zealand achieved a modest target of 9 runs without losing any wickets.