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IND vs WI LIVE: Ajit Agarkar & Aakash Chopra back Virat Kohli to convert 50s into 100s

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IND vs WI LIVE: Agarkar & Aakash Chopra back Kohli to convert 50s into 100s- The likes of Ajit Agarkar and Aakash Chopra have backed Virat Kohli to come good against West Indies in the upcoming ODI series starting Feb 6. Kohli had slammed a couple of fifties against South Africa to begin his post-captaincy era. Follow India vs West Indies LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

Kohli’s last century in international cricket came way back in November 2019 as he scored a ton against Bangladesh in the day-night Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

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“From a personal and individual standpoint, you want to convert those 50s into 100s because you’ve got to save something for the rainy days as well. He’s not going through a bad patch of form, so to speak, in terms of runs, but when you see him bat, you don’t see the same Virat Kohli,” said Aakash Chopra.

“He’s not imposing, he’s not dominating, he’s still scratching around, he’s scoring those runs and that’s what all great players do – we saw Sachin, Rahul – we’ve seen them accumulate runs, but he’s (Virat Kohli) not an accumulator, he’s an enforcer but he’s not there yet. But the one thing I actually want to see, is now Rohit Sharma will have his stamp of authority and the brand of cricket that he wants to play,” he added.

Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar has said that batter Virat Kohli is not at his best right now, but it would order well for Team India if he ends up finding form sooner rather than later.

“At the end of the day you’re only successful as successful your team is and if you don’t win, it eventually doesn’t matter how great a player you are out on the field, it’s not enjoyable playing in the team,” Agarkar said on Star Sports’ show ‘Game Plan’.

“We talk about different combinations before – Virat Kohli would be a key factor because of the kind of player that he is but at the moment he isn’t at his best, which is a fact and the quicker he discovers his form it’s going to be that much easier for Rohit Sharma to then manage that thing because of what he can do on his own, Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli’s form is a concern, but we all know what a player he is. So, hopefully, he discovers his form sooner rather than later,” he added.

  • Virat Kohli is currently placed third in the list of most international centuries by a batsman.
  • He has scored 70 tons across all formats and is just one shy of equalling Ricky Ponting’s century tally.
  • With an international century, eluding the former Indian captain for two years now, he will be eager to score one in the upcoming series and reach the second spot.
  • If he manages to score two tons in this three-match ODI series, he will surpass Ricky Ponting and will only be behind Sachin Tendulkar, who has 100 tons to his name.
  • Kohli is just 38 runs away from scoring 8000 runs in Test cricket. Once he reaches the landmark, he will become the sixth Indian batsman to reach the milestone.
  • If he scores one more Test ton, he will equal Hasim Amla and Michael Clarke’s record of 28 Test centuries.

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