IND v WI: That Hundred Will Come Soon, If Virat Kohli Stays Relaxed And Positive - Rajkumar Sharma

Updated - 15 Feb 2022, 11:25 PM

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Rajkumar Sharma, childhood coach of former India captain Virat Kohli has said that it is a matter of time when that elusive 71st international century flows from the bat of the right-hander, given that he stays calm, relaxed, and positive. His words come as Virat Kohli prepares for the three-match India- West Indies T20I series starting from February 16 onwards.

Kohli has been getting starts and half-centuries regularly but has not added to his 70 hundreds in more than two years. His last Test hundred came in November 2019 against Bangladesh in Kolkata and his last ODI century came in August 2019 against West Indies.

Questions are being raised over his form but Sharma feels they are not valid ones as he continues to score runs.

Virat Kohli and Rajkumar Sharma
Virat Kohli and Rajkumar Sharma. Credits: Twitter

“I feel people who are questioning his form should look at his stats. After watching that they will find it tough to criticise him. The hundred is not coming but he has 70 of them. People should realise that. Honestly, he is playing well and it is only a matter of time before he plays a big innings. He is very positive and very relaxed and soon we will have a big one from him,” Sharma told PTI.

If Media Can Keep Quiet For A While, Everything Will Fall In Place: Rohit Sharma On Virat Kohli’s Form

Meanwhile, India captain Rohit Sharma backed Virat Kohli to come good and asked the media to not create undue pressure with talks about his poor form or how he has not been scoring big runs. Kohli is coming into the T20I series against West Indies after scoring just 26 runs in the three ODIs against the same side.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

In 2021, Kohli played 10 T20is, amassing 290 runs with 4 fifties at an average of over 74. However, Rohit said that Kohli knows how to handle pressure and will be back to his old run-scoring form again.

Rohit said in a virtual press conference: “If you guys (media) can keep quiet for a while, then everything will be taken care of. He’s (Kohli) in a great mental space from what I have seen. He’s been part of this team for over a decade & knows how to handle the pressure situation.”

The first T20I of the series will be played on February 16.

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