Pakistan captain Babar Azam comes forward to back Virat Kohli who struggles to find his form back.
Babar Azam Backs Virat Kohli
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli who missed the first ODI against England scored only 16 runs in the second match where India lost the match by 100 runs. Owing to the dip in the form Virat Kohli has set to miss the upcoming India tour of West Indies 2022.
It means the right-hander has now gone 77 consecutive international innings without reaching three figures, after scores of 1 and 11 in the T20I series and failures in the rescheduled fifth Test.
With a T20 World Cup around the corner, BCCI focus to build a team with a focus to bring the trophy home. Though Virat plays a massive role in the Indian batting order his current lean patch forces the Indian selection committee to look over him.
Pakistan cricketer Babar Azam extends his support via a post on Twitter where he wrote ” This too shall pass. Stay strong #ViratKohli”.
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) July 14, 2022
“As a player myself, I know you can go through such a phase (out of form) and I also know what a player goes through in such a phase. In those times, you need support. I just tweeted thinking that it will give just some support. He is one of the best players,” Babar said during a press conference.
“He is playing a lot of cricket and he knows how to come out of these situations. It takes time, if you back players, it will be really good,” he added.
Rohit Sharma backs Virat Kohli
Earlier in the week, Kohli also found support from captain Rohit Sharma, who stood up for his teammate ahead of the England ODIs.
“When someone is scoring consistently for so long, we can’t overlook his contribution if he is not scoring in one or two series or in one or two years.
“We know the importance of Virat Kohli. The experts have got all the right to talk about it but for us these things don’t matter,” he added.