Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli finally ended his Test century drought after a long gap of three years, three months and 17 days in the 4th Test of the four-match Test series against Australia on Sunday, March 12, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Kohli did not have a great time in the first three Tests as the pitch was also unplayable.
The 34-year-old batter got his form back in limited-overs cricket last year but was still hoping for a comeback in the longest format. And with this century he took a sigh of relief as he smashed a ton before the Test Championship final that reduced a lot of pressure off him. He scored 186 runs off 364 deliveries which included 15 fours. He was also adjudged player of the match for his brilliant knock.
Every player goes through ups and downs: Mohammad Amir on Virat Kohli
Kohli’s arch-rival on the field and Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Amir praised the right-handed batter multiple times earlier, he even rates him above his own teammate and Pakistan skipper Babar Azam. And once again, he can’t stop himself to praise Kohli and slammed the people who were criticizing him earlier. He said that we can’t expect him to smash a hundred in every match as he is not a machine.
“Who are these people who are criticising Kohli? I really don’t understand. At the end of the day he is human. It’s not like he has a remote and you press the button every day and you get a hundred and Kohli will win the match for India. Every player goes through ups and downs. I know because there are certain days when I feel I am bowling well but I don’t pick any wickets.
And then many times it is like I bowl bizarrely, probably a full toss or down-the-leg delivery, and I get a wicket. You need luck as well. And you can never doubt Kohli for his hard work. He loves challenges. Every time he has been criticised, he has bounced back to prove them wrong.” Amir was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
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