Virat Kohli is widely regarded as the best batsman in the world at the moment. The India skipper has amazed cricket fans across the world with his unprecedented consistency. He is the only batsman in the world with average of more than 50 in all the three formats.
At just 31, Virat Kohli has hit a staggering 70 centuries and 104 half-centuries in international cricket. With 43 tons to his name, he is second in the list of most centuries in ODIs. He is currently at the top of the ODI rankings and is at number two in Tests.
But while Virat Kohli is one of the most consistent batsmen the game has ever witnessed, he too had some low points during his illustrious career so far. On Wednesday, the India batting mainstay revealed the lowest point of his career while interacting with former England batsman Kevin Pietersen on Instagram.
Very unsurprisingly, Virat Kohli revealed that the tour of England in 2014 is the lowest point of his career. The 31-year old said that he failed to do well on the tour because he was just hellbent on doing well as an individual.
“The England tour in 2014. There is a time as a batsman when you know you will fail and you will not get runs. I used to wake up and know I would fail. It was the worst I have ever felt. It was tough. I promised myself that I will never allow me to let that happen to myself,” said Virat Kohli.
“It happened because I was so consumed about doing well from a personal point of view. I just felt I was in England and this was Test cricket and if I score runs here then I will establish myself. I was consumed by all that crap and that led to my downward spiral,” he added.
In 2014, Virat Kohli had gone to England as one of the rising stars of world cricket. Expectations were high from the Delhi-born batsman who was rightly seen as the flag-bearer of Indian cricket in the years to come. However, he failed miserably.
He scored only 134 runs from ten innings, as India lost the Test series 3-1. He scored 1, 8, 25, 0, 39, 28, 0, 7, 6 and 20 in the five Tests and finished the series with an average of 13.40.