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IND vs WI T20: Out of form Virat Kohli SPENDS over 45 minutes in nets of Eden Gardens ahead of T20 series

IND vs WI T20: Out of form Virat Kohli SPENDS over 45 minutes in nets of Eden Gardens ahead of T20 series

IND vs WI T20: Virat Kohli spends over 45 minutes at nets – It has been over two years since Virat Kohli scored a century. The team management, coach and the captain have been asked a lot of questions regarding his form. While batting coach Vikram Rathour and skipper Rohit Sharma silenced his critics, Kohli understands […]

IND vs WI T20: Virat Kohli spends over 45 minutes at nets – It has been over two years since Virat Kohli scored a century. The team management, coach and the captain have been asked a lot of questions regarding his form. While batting coach Vikram Rathour and skipper Rohit Sharma silenced his critics, Kohli understands what is at stake. After reaching Kolkata on Monday, he spent nearly an hour at the nets ahead of the T20 series against West Indies. Follow India vs West Indies Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Before going for fielding drills, he batted from both the ends of the practice pitch on Monday — for more than 45 minutes. In the white-ball format, the Indian ace last scored a century against the West Indies in August 2019, in the Port of Spain ODI and since then, he has had 10 50-plus scores but failed to convert them into a ton.

IND vs WI T20: Out of form Virat Kohli SPENDS over 45 minutes in nets of Eden Gardens ahead of T20 series

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IND vs WI T20: Out of form Virat Kohli SPENDS over 45 minutes in nets of Eden Gardens ahead of T20 series

Across formats, he’s yet to score an international century in more than two years and his last century came against Bangladesh in India’s first pink ball Day/Night Test at Eden Gardens here in November 2019.

Will Eden Gardens prove lucky again? – While Virat Kohli has never scored a century in T20Is, he will be determined to put up a big score. In fact, he has been in great form in T20s. In the last 12 months, he has averaged 74.75 in 8 innings including four half-centuries. However, the last time he played a T20 match was back in the T20 World Cup and since then, his form has dipped further.

India skipper Rohit Sharma along with coach Rahul Dravid were also seen in a long discussion with curator Sujan Mukherjee.

IND vs WI T20: Out of form Virat Kohli SPENDS over 45 minutes in nets of Eden Gardens ahead of T20 series

IND vs WI T20: CAB requests BCCI to allow spectators

There will not be any spectators in India’s opening T20I against the West Indies on Wednesday but the Cricket Association of Bengal is “hopeful” that the Board will reconsider its decision for the second and third T20Is.

“The Cricket Association of Bengal on Monday again requested the BCCI to allow spectators for remaining matches,” CAB president Avishek Dalmiya said in a statement. “The CAB will intimate all stakeholders once it receives feedback from the Board.”

IND vs WI T20: Out of form Virat Kohli SPENDS over 45 minutes in nets of Eden Gardens ahead of T20 series

For the first match, there would be only 2000-odd match representatives and sponsors.
“The BCCI has allowed only upper tier and hospitality boxes for sponsors and representatives of the match,” he added. Earlier, Dalmiya hoped to conduct the matches with spectators after the state government allowed 75 per cent capacity.

But the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly came in the local association way and said they will not allow spectators in the stadium as part of the Board’s safety-first approach.

Dalmiya then requested the Board to allow entry of fans. 70 percent spectators were allowed to attend the India-New Zealand T20I in November last year.

IND vs WI T20: Out of form Virat Kohli SPENDS over 45 minutes in nets of Eden Gardens ahead of T20 series

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