- Kohli also failed in the Centurion Test
- Out for 35, 18 in two innings
- The value of chasing a ball going outside the off stump
- Netizens firing satires
Kohli chases fast bowler Lungi Engidi off the stumps in the first innings of the Centurion Test. Mulder gets caught in the slip. In the words of the match commentator .. Kohli almost chased the ball going in the 9th stump line and paid the price. In the second innings today, fast bowler Marco Johnson threw the ball on the sixth stump line and Kohli tried to drive it. But .. the ball that touched the bat edge simply went into Decock’s hands. Opposing fast bowlers have also been making sarcastic comments that it has been too easy to get Kohli out for the last six months.
Kohli’s weakness in actually chasing balls outside the off stump came to light for the first time during the 2014 England tour. Kohli, who played five Tests in that tournament, scored just 134 runs. James Anderson easily knocked out Kohli four times in that series. However, Kohli, who gradually rectified the weakness, came to power in 2018 with 593 runs on the same ground. Anderson was not given a wicket at least once on that tour. Kohli also scored 11 international centuries in 2018 alone. But Kohli, who has not scored at least a century in any format since November 2019, recalls the 2014 outing.