New Delhi: Former Indian team batsman Virat Kohli has been seen in good form for the last few days. He played 2 centuries in 3 ODIs earlier this year itself. He started the year in a very good way. Even though runs are coming off his bat. But, he has a weakness, due to which he gets into trouble many times.
The first match of the three-match ODI series was played between India and New Zealand (India vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match) in Hyderabad on Wednesday. In this match, Virat Kohli got very upset due to one of his weaknesses. Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion after scoring just 8 runs in front of the Kiwi players. While he scored 166 against Sri Lanka in the last ODI.
Virat Kohli was dismissed by New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner. Virat could not understand Santner’s ball and tried to defend on the backfoot. But, the ball spun and his off-stump shattered. One thing became clear from his dismissal like this that, he is having trouble playing left-arm spin bowlers.
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If we look at Virat Kohli’s statistics for the year 2020, he has been dismissed due to left-arm spin bowlers a total of 15 times, including all three formats of cricket. He has been dismissed by spin bowlers 3 times in T20, 6 times in ODIs and 6 times in Tests as well.
Let us tell you that even in the last Test series against Bangladesh, Virat Kohli was clean bowled by left-arm spinner Taijul Islam. Virat could not gauge the length of the ball properly and got bowled while trying to play on the backfoot. Something similar happened in the first ODI played in Hyderabad. Virat was dismissed in a similar manner against Sri Lanka last year. The opposing teams have come to know about this weakness of Virat. So all the teams which have left arm spinners.