On the day of India’s horrifying collpase on the Adelaide Oval, succumbing to their lowest ever whole in Check cricket historical past, Indian skipper Virat Kohli recorded an undesirable private feat following his dismissal on day three of the primary Check towards Australia.
For the primary time in his worldwide profession, since his debut 12 months in 2008, Kohli has failed to attain a global hundred in any format of the sport. Among the many very many predictions made firstly of this 12 months, Kohli inchining nearer to Sachin Tendulkar‘s worldwide tally of lots of have been one. However the 31-year-old, in his 22 appearances throughout format in a pandemic-interrupted 12 months, failed to attain a single century.
5 instances he did come near the triple-figure mark, all towards Australia throughout dwelling and away contests, his most up-to-date being a gritty and well-carved 74 within the first innings within the Adelaide Check earlier than an unlucky run-out ended his run. He was finally dismissed for simply 4 runs in his remaining innings of the 12 months, ending with 842 runs.
His tally of half-centuries, seven in 2020, can also be the bottom he has amassed since 2015 when he had scored simply three fifties, with 4 centuries. His worldwide common for the 12 months additionally stands lowest amongst all calendar years since his debut.
Though India have yet another worldwide gamne left earlier than 2020 ends, the Boxing-Day Check towards Australia in Melbourne, Kohli won’t be a part of the sport as he can be away on paternal go away for the delivery of his first little one.
“I’m assured the boys going ahead will mirror on this and give you a greater end result on Boxing Day,” Kohli stated within the post-match presentation.