Virat Kohli goes 1,000 days without scoring international century
Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli has gone a thousand days in international cricket without a century.
On November 23, 2019, he scored his farewell century against Bangladesh in the second Test of the two-match series. In that game, Kohli scored a total of 136 runs. Virat Kohli has participated in 18 Test matches and amassed 872 runs across 32 innings at an average of 27.25 since his previous century. Six times, he has passed the fifty-run mark, with a top score of 79.
The hitter has participated in 23 ODIs since his last century in a 50-over format. He has 824 runs scored in them for an average of 35.82. In the format, he has made eight half-centuries, with a high score of 89.
Since his last international century, Kohli has appeared in 27 T20 Internationals, during which time he has scored 858 runs at an average of 42.90. In this format, his highest mark is 94*. Since his last century in this style, he has hit eight half-centuries.
He has played in 68 international games across all forms, and in 82 innings, he has scored 2,554 runs at an average of 34.05. In all formats, he has hit 24 half-centuries.
His performance wasn’t at its peak in the years 2020, 2021, and 2022. In these years, he has failed to surpass the 1,000-run threshold.
He played six more games in the next six weeks of 2019 after his final tonne of the year. Over the course of six innings, he scored 272 runs at an average of 68.00. With a high of 94*, he finished the year strong by hitting three fifty-sixes.
He played for India in 22 international games in 2020, amassing 842 runs in 24 innings at an average of 36.60 runs per innings. And he scored the top score of 89 and hit seven half-centuries this year.
He competed for his nation in 24 international games in 2021. Also he scored 964 runs at an average of 37.07 throughout the course of 30 innings. He had the top score of 80* and hit 10 half-centuries in all forms.
His worst year to date, though not yet finished, is the one that is presently underway in 2022. He played for India in 16 games, however in 19 innings, he only managed to score 476 runs at a poor average of 25.05. Only four half-centuries, with a top score of 79, have come off his bat.
Many fans and players have been frustrated by the top batter’s lack of centuries after he used to hit them for fun in the past. The reaction of the cricket community to Kohli’s erratic play throughout the years has been divisive. While some have supported him and predicted success for him, others have reacted poorly and have even questioned his position on the Indian squad.
After taking a little sabbatical, Kohli will make his comeback to cricket. During the Asia Cup in 2022, he missed the West Indies tour. On August 28, he will play in his first match since making a comeback against Pakistan. Followers will be hoping that Kohli finds his form again throughout the tournament, scores his eagerly awaited 71st international century soon, and raises his bat and helmet while yelling his heart out for his fans.