IND vs NZ Test Series: Virat Kohli starts training at CCI, wants to end 2 years wait for a century : Watch video

IND vs NZ Test: Rested for first Test, Virat Kohli trains at CCI in Mumbai in search for first century in 732 days - Watch video
IND vs NZ Test: Rested for first Test, Virat Kohli trains at CCI in Mumbai in search for first century in 732 days - Watch video

IND vs NZ Test Series – Virat Kohli hits nets: It has been 732 days and century-machine Virat Kohli juggernaut has halted at 70 across all formats. The last time he raised the bat was back in 2019 against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in the pink-ball Test. But in these two years, Kohli has hit a rut in terms of century and to out of it, Kohli has already hit the nets in Cricket Club of India in Mumbai even though he has been rested for the 1st Test. Follow India vs New Zealand 1st Test Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Back in training for the first time since the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli didn’t waste time getting into the grind of red-ball cricket. With the long South Africa tour coming up, the two-match New Zealand series will be the last opportunity to get things right.

IND vs NZ Test: Rested for first Test, Virat Kohli trains at CCI in search for 1st century in 732 days – Watch video

IND vs NZ Test: Rested for first Test, Virat Kohli trains at CCI in search for 1st century in 732 days – Watch video

Virat Kohli has been criticised for his technique in England and was advised by Sunil Gavaskar to seek help from former players. It is not known whether Kohli has sought help but with early practice, he will be ready to return for Mumbai Test, starting December 3.

IND vs NZ Test: Rested for first Test, Virat Kohli trains at CCI in search for 1st century in 732 days – Watch video

Since his last ton, Virat Kohli has scored 563 runs in 12 matches at an average of 26.80. He has managed only five 50s and has seen a drop in strike rate as well. In England, He managed two consecutive half-centuries his century drought continued.

Virat Kohli stepped down as the captain from T20s and it was believed that India’s Test and ODI skipper had a burnout with back to back bio-bubbles. He said that he stepped down to concentrate on his batting.

IND vs NZ Test: Virat Kohli’s lean patch worrying India – 

  • Since his last century, Kohli has averaged just 26.80 in 15 innings.
  • In last 21 innings includes 3 ducks and 4 single-digit scores.
  • He has only five half-centuries in 732 days.
  • He has scored below 10 seven times, below 20 four times, below 30 once and below fifty once.
  • All formats combined, Virat Kohli has not hit a century in his last 56 innings, a big problem for a batsman of his calibre.

IND vs NZ Test: Rested for first Test, Virat Kohli trains at CCI in search for 1st century in 732 days – Watch video