Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev. Image-PTI

Kapil Dev, the former captain of the Indian team that won the World Cup, expressed his sorrow at witnessing a player of Virat Kohli’s calibre struggle for this long without a century.

Virat Kohli, a former captain of India, has been trying for a while to get a century. Since then, the right-handed batsman has failed to reach his 71st international hundred, having last scored three figures against Bangladesh in November 2019.

Virat kohli. PC- AFP
Virat Kohli. PC- AFP

Virat Kohli, a former Indian skipper, and top batsman have been having trouble scoring runs for a while. The top player, who has 70 hundred to his name in international cricket, last scored three figures against Bangladesh in November 2019. Ever since he has had trouble scoring a hundred in any type of game.

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Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Since it has been more than 30 months since Virat’s anticipated 71st century, fans and former cricket players alike have begun to doubt the 33-year-capacity old’s to once again perform at the same level as in the past.

‘He is like a hero to us’: Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev, the previous captain of the Indian team that won the World Cup, expressed his sadness at the fact that a player of Kohli’s calibre has gone this long without a century. Kapil Dev believes that his low number of runs is raising serious concerns for both Indian cricket and his supporters.

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Virat Kohli Image Credit: The Indian Express

“To watch such a significant athlete have such a protracted gap saddens me (with regards to a century). To us, he resembles a hero. The likes of Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, and Virender Sehwag were players we had never imagined seeing. But when they arrived and forced us to compare, it bothered me and all of us because he has not for the past two years “explained Kapil Dev.

From July 1 to 5, the Indian team will play England in a Test match in Edgbaston in Birmingham. The match has been rescheduled. The 5th Test of India’s tour of England in 2021 was postponed last year after various members of the Indian team’s support personnel called COVID-19. India is presently leading the series 2-1.

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