What if I fall...: Kohli's 'perspective' post ahead of 3rd ODI vs England
- Virat Kohli has not scored a century since November 2019
- The 33-year-old will likely be a part of India's playing 11 in the 3rd ODI vs England on Sunday
- He scored 16 runs in the first ODI
Virat Kohli has not scored a century in 950 days. His lean patch has brought the 'run machine's' place in the Indian squad under scrutiny. The 33-year-old, who will likely be a part of India's playing 11 in the 3rd ODI vs England on Sunday, posted a 'perspective' post on social media.
Amid the 'keep him, drop him' debate, Kohli on Saturday posted a picture on social media with a motivational message.
In the picture, he can be seen sitting in front of some art work, which has two wings with a message: "What if I fall... Oh but my darling, what if you fly."
He captioned it: 'Perspective'
On the England tour, where Kohli has played one Test, two T20Is and one ODI so far, the former India captain has failed to score a fifty. In the only red-ball game, which Rohit Sharma and co lost by seven wickets, he scored 11 and 20 in the two innings.
Virat Kohli made 1 and 11 in the two T20Is he took part in. After missing the first ODI, of the three-match series, due to a groin strain, he was was dismissed for a 25-ball 16 in the second. His is currently ranked 12th in Tests, third in ODIs and 25th in the shortest format.
Several former cricketers and experts have criticised Kohli. The legendary Kapil Dev said he should play domestic cricket for a while whereas Ashish Nehra wants the batter to take a break.
Replying to Virat Kohli's post, former England batter Kevin Pietersen backed him.
"You go big guy! People can only dream what you've done in cricket. And they're some of the best players that have played the game," Pietersen said.
India will play the third ODI against England at the Old Trafford. The series is tied at 1-1 and the Manchester game will decide the winner.