‘This must also come through. Get Strong ‘: Babar Azam backs Virat Kohli to get well soon

Former India captain Virat Kohli has undergone a lengthy lean patch and has not hit a century since 2019. After losing the first ODI against England with a groin injury, Kohli made just 16 in the second match, which India lost by 100 ran on the Lord. This means that the right-hander has now gone 77 consecutive international rounds without reaching three numbers after scores of 1 and 11 in the T20I series and failures in the rescheduled fifth test.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has extended his support to the out of shape Virat Kohli.

Babar took it to Twitter and wrote a heartfelt message to former India captain Virat Kohli, who is struggling to get back to the top of his game.

“This must also come through. Be strong. #Viratkohli.” Babar wrote on Twitter.


Indian top order fell like ninepins as Reece Topleys 6 for 24 overcame a fine England bowling performance in a series-leveling 100-run victory while defending a modest goal in the second ODI.

Hunting a target for a modest 247, scene, however, seemed ideal for Kohli to end his century of drought. The wait for the 71st had been extended to almost three years, and Kohli had seen in fine contact throughout this tour. Virat Kohli looked into his elements during his stay on 25 ball at the curl against England in the second ODI at Lordโ€™s. He played three exquisite drives โ€” an off-drive, an on-dive, and a cover drive โ€” all out of the top drawer, but the tendency to play everything on the front foot led to his downfall.

After an early caution, Kohli was looking to impose on bowlers. England left-arm pacer David Willey, however, angled one on the off-stump, and once again mistakenly the former Indian captain for judging the length with his front-foot trigger. The resulting Nick was happily accepted by skipper Buttler behind the stumps.

India play the last ODI on Sunday at Old Trafford.

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