Easy on the eye, Virat Kohli seeks runs in middle
Ishant followed it up with a short ball into his body but this time, Kohli brought out the pull. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, bowling in tandem with Ishant, came up with a fuller length delivery that was greeted with a gorgeous cover drive. That is how Kohli has batted of late. He has looked confident and timed the ball nicely. Yet the runs have stayed away.
Batsmen sometimes go through phases when their form doesn’t quite reflect in their performance. After an incredible 2012, where he excelled across all formats, the Delhi batsman is suddenly finding runs hard to come by. Kohli was named the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year last season, scoring 1,733 runs in 31 matches at an average of 66.65. His form was one of the factors that India’s selectors would have been banking on, especially now with Sachin Tendulkar retired and Virender Sehwag out. In his last five ODIs, however, Kohli has made just 65 runs with a highest score of 37. The sequence has read 0, 6, 7, 15 and 37. His batting at the nets seems worry-free. Out in the middle, however, Kohli has been
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