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Is Virat Kohli's criticism due to prevailing poor form justified? Ajit Agarkar comments

Virat Kohli is going through a rough patch for the past two years, failing to score a century. However, Ajit Agarkar feels that the skipper's criticism is not justified. Here's why.

Is Virat Kohli's criticism due to prevailing poor form justified? Ajit Agarkar comments-ayh
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Mumbai, First Published Aug 23, 2021, 6:10 PM IST
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Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been going through a purple patch for the past two years, failing to score an international century. He has also failed to perform in the ongoing Pataudi Trophy Test series against England.

As a result, he has been constantly criticised for failing to deliver with the bat. Nonetheless, former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar feels that the former's criticisms are unjustified, reports ANI. He was dismissed to a couple of good deliveries, while he is indeed a modern-day great, feels Agarkar.

Agarkar clarified that while Kohli had got runs in England in 2018 against all the bowlers in the side, he has been vulnerable to seamer James Anderson this time. Furthermore, bowling outswingers has the maximum chance for the ball to knick the bat, as it is indeed difficult for the batsmen to play when being bowled at the fourth stumps in the English conditions.

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Is Virat Kohli's criticism due to prevailing poor form justified? Ajit Agarkar comments-ayh

Speaking on Kohli's dismissal in the second Test to Sam Curran, Agarkar explained that the Englishman made an excellent deception. Although Kohli would love to score more runs, he already has impressive runs in the international circuit.

He also reckoned that the hunger to score runs in the series due to lack of the same has forced him to fall early this time. However, he has defined again that Kohli should not be judged based on just three innings, while writing off a modern-day great is never justified.

India is currently leading the five-Test series 1-0 after winning the second Test at Lord's, while the visitor was robbed of a chance to win the opening Test in Nottingham due to rain on the final day. The third Test would be played in Headingley, Leeds, from Wednesday.

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