London: Team India captain Virat Kohli once again lost his wicket after a good start on the first day of the second Test against England at Lord’s. After KL Rahul’s century, it was felt that perhaps the drought of Virat Kohli’s century in this match would also end, but Kohli missed the century, far away.
Kohli’s bat not scoring a century
Kohli became the victim of Ollie Robinson by scoring 42 runs. Kohli got caught in a net spread outside the off-stump off Ollie Robinson and was caught by Joe Root in the slips. After all, former cricketer VVS Laxman has given a big reason why Kohli’s bat is not getting a century for a long time.
Here’s to you Ollie Robinson, England loves you more than you will know!
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Kohli getting caught in the trap of bowlers
VVS Laxman said that Virat Kohli is shuffling outside the off-stump a lot more this time than in 2018, and that is why he is facing problems. During a conversation on ESPN Cricinfo, VVS Laxman said, ‘England bowlers bowled to Virat Kohli with excellent planning and discipline.’
Kohli is facing problems
Laxman said, ‘The England bowlers knew that in front of Virat Kohli they had to bowl on the off-stump. Everyone knows that Virat Kohli has to face problems in that area. Apart from this, the ball was also thrown on his pads. Mark Wood also bowled many excellent bouncer balls.
Kohli outside off stump enough shuffling
Laxman said, ‘It seems to me that Virat Kohli is shuffling outside the off-stump a lot more this time than in 2018. This is the reason why he is not able to hit the balls outside the off-stump. He feels that these balls should be released. Let us tell you that Virat Kohli along with KL Rahul made a century partnership of 117 runs for the third wicket. Virat Kohli is still waiting for his 71st century.