‘He hasn’t had a lot of luck’: Waugh on Virat’s test century drought


Virat Kohli never looked the same after the covid period. The form, he had pre-covid was completely lost after the break due to lockdowns. Even though, he found his way back in white ball cricket. He is yet to do it in the red ball. His last test century was against Bangladesh in 2019. He has played well in the past three innings, but the luck didn’t favor him, says Waugh. In this year’s Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Virat has not registered a half-century.

Waugh’s words on Virat’s test century

“I cannot believe a player of his class has gone that long without a hundred. He’s been in good touch recently, he’s batted well in one-day cricket. I know it’s not Test match cricket, but the signs have been there in his last three innings in Test cricket that he’s actually playing pretty well. He’s middling the ball, he’s watching the ball well, and his defence is strong. He’s just making the odd error and it’s proving costly for him. He hasn’t had a lot of luck. Virat makes one mistake and he’s out,” 

Mark Waugh further added that

“He’s a world-class player and I feel like a hundred is just around the corner for him. He’s feeling the pressure, no doubt about it … I feel like he is a little bit tense when he goes out there in the middle. He actually does play with quite hard hands, he likes to feel bat on ball.”

“He does tend to plant his front foot, which technically is not a great thing to do in India. We have seen him play back in the crease in a couple of innings, which is quite well-suited to slower pitches. There’s no obvious weakness, but he seems to make one mistake and he’s gone.” 

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