Hope Virat Kohli’s century drought breaks in Cape Town Test: Harbhajan Singh
Kohli last scored a Test century in November 2019.
Updated - Jan 10, 2022 2:44 pm
Former Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh is hopeful that Indian captain Virat Kohli might score his 71st century in the next Test match. While previewing the Cape Town Test on his YouTube channel, Harbhajan also spoke about Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. He has great hopes for them and wants them to convert their starts to centuries.
Harbhajan also said that India should go in the third Test match with two spinners as the pitch in Cape Town has enough support for spinners. He also predicted that India might dominate the game if the batters are able to put 350-400 runs on the board. Harbhajan is also confident about KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal and hopes that they provide the same sort of start that India had in the first Test.
“Virat Kohli will return in this Test. I hope his century drought breaks in this match, it’s been a long time since we have seen a hundred from him. Hopefully, alongside him, Pujara, Rahane, and the other senior players will show their might once again. They have scored the 50s but I’ll expect them to convert that into centuries,” Harbhajan said on his YouTube channel.
I hope India will play this like the perfect match: Harbhajan Singh
“Once we put up 350-400 runs, and if we have two spinners playing there, which I am assuming because they should, then India can dominate completely. KL Rahul is in good form, Mayank is starting well but isn’t able to convert. I hope India will play this like the perfect match,” he added.
Kohli last scored a Test century in November 2019 and an ODI century in August 2019. He made 536 runs in 11 matches at an average of 28.21. His highest individual score came against England during the Chennai Test at the start of the year when he made 72 runs. Kohli made four half-centuries but failed to convert them.
Kohli played only three ODIs last year and could make only 129 runs. He made two half-centuries in 2021. In ten T20Is, he made 299 runs at an average of 74.75. His highest score came against England in Ahmedabad when he made 80 not-out off 103 balls.