If Virat Kohli returns to his old form, he will not only score a century or double ton, he will give you 300: Kapil Dev

If Virat Kohli returns to his old form, he will not only score a century or double ton, he will give you 300: Kapil Dev

Virat Kohli’s century drought has got people stating that captaincy might have affected his performances.

Kapil Dev and Virat Kohli
Kapil Dev and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The cricketing fraternity and the fans are all waiting to witness a century coming from Indian skipper Virat Kohli. A lot of hopes were pinned on Kohli to register a big score in the five-match Test series against England. Though he got good starts in a couple of innings, he was unable to reach the triple-figure.

Virat Kohli’s century drought has got people stating that captaincy might have affected his performances. However, former India captain Kapil Dev has waved off all these assumptions. He stated that if that was the case, the Indian captain wouldn’t have scored so many runs in the past few years.

“For all these years, when he was scoring runs, no one said anything about captaincy affecting Virat’s batting and now suddenly, there are opinions when there’s been a little up and down in his graph. When he scored those double centuries and so many hundreds, wasn’t there pressure then? It means that his captaincy should not be the focus. Instead, look at his ability,” Kapil said on the show Uncut.

Age 28 to 32 is the time when you really blossom: Kapil Dev

Virat Kohli is renowned for bringing in a lot of passion and aggression on the field. He has been one of the key persons in molding the Indian team into a strong unit who exuded great character to register historic wins at Lord’s and The Oval in the recent Test series against England. Kapil Dev thus pointed that once Kohli gets back to his old rhythm, he will register big scores again. He also pinned hopes on the Indian skipper to hit a triple century.

“The graph has surely gone up and down but for how long? Age 28 to 32 is the time when you really blossom. He is now experienced and mature. If he returns to his old form, Virat will not only score a century or double ton; he will give you 300. He is so much mature now and there is no shortage of fitness when it comes to Kohli. He just needs to identify himself and look to score big,” Kapil added.