Following India’s win over Australia in the series opener of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on Saturday, former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has dropped a huge statement about former Indian skipper Virat Kohli. It will be a pleasant homecoming for Virat Kohli when India face Australia in the 2nd Test of the four-match series at New Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium on February 17. Interestingly, Kohli had scored a dazzling double hundred when the former Indian skipper last played a Test match in the national capital.
Leading team India in the third Test of the 2017 series between India and Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli had scored his then career-best score of 243 at Delhi. Fast-forwarding the clock to the present, Kohli is eagerly waiting to end his century drought in the longest format of the game. The 34-year-old has slammed four centuries in international cricket since September 2022.
However, none of Kohli's recent centuries have come in test cricket. Embracing a lean patch in the second edition of the ICC World Test Championship, Kohli was dismissed for cheap in the series opener of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Nagpur. Admitting that Kohli is one good knock away from getting his form back in red ball cricket, legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar feels that the former Indian skipper can end his long wait for a ton at home.
"See there has been just one inning and there are three more Test matches left. A player of his stature is expected to score in every match. But this was just one inning and I feel the century comeback can be a possibility at his home ground in Delhi," Gavaskar told India Today. Kohli was dismissed by Todd Murphy in the 1st Test at Nagpur. The run machine was out for 12 off 26 balls in the 1st Test that India ended up winning by an inning and 132 runs.
With an average of almost 50, Virat Kohli has amassed 1694 runs against Australia in Test cricket. The former Indian skipper last registered a Test century back in 2019. Kohli is also expected to complete 25,000 runs in international cricket during the upcoming 2nd Test match against the Aussies.
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