'I am absolutely fine and batting really well' - Virat Kohli on his poor form on New Zealand tour

‘I am absolutely fine and batting really well’ – Virat Kohli on his poor form on New Zealand tour

Kohli has scored only a solitary half-century on New Zealand tour so far.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

The Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s lean run in the ongoing New Zealand tour stretched into the Tests as well. In the first of the two-match series, he could muster only 19 and 2 runs in two outings and the murmurs are now going on that he is out of form. Rather Kohli has scored only a solitary half-century in nine innings on the tour so far and would be hoping to make amends in the second and final Test match in Christchurch.

Despite lack of runs, Virat Kohli isn’t bothered much. According to him, he is batting really well and is in a very good space. The 31-year-old is of the opinion that it doesn’t go as per the plan every time and it is all about trying not to think too much about it (the form).

“I am absolutely fine, I am batting really well. I feel that sometimes that scores don’t reflect the way you are batting. That’s what happens sometimes when you don’t execute really well. Look when you play so much cricket and play for so long, you will obviously have 3-4 innings which don’t go your way. If you try and make too much out of it, it will keep piling on. I think it’s about staying in a good space,” Virat Kohli said while speaking to the reporters.

Virat Kohli doesn’t think about outside people

Virat Kohli is actually concerning at the moment with the Indian captain not scoring a hundred in his last 20 international innings. While these shouldn’t be a worrying for any other cricketer, Kohli has set himself such high standards that this seems to be a small slump in his batting form.

But the man is not making any fuss about it and stated that he might start to doubt himself if he thinks like the outside people. Kohli believes it is all about staying good space and the runs will start flowing soon. “I know the chat on the outside changes with one inning, but I don’t think like that. If I thought about people on the outside, I would be outside right now. I think it’s all about doing the basics right and putting the hard work in the practice.

“You can’t really think walking out that ‘I have to do it all the time’. You want to do it but if it doesn’t come off, you don’t have to beat yourself up too much. You take pride in performing and I have always done that. I am looking forward to contributing to a win in the next Test,” Kohli concluded.