Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, is struggling with bad form currently. He has not played any single good innings in this New Zealand tour. Hence, Virat Kohli is facing criticisms from all corners. Meanwhile, during the second Test match in Christchurch, former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman praised Virat by saying that we can see his confidence from his body language.
Virat Kohli presented an example.
In the second match in Christchurch, Team India scored 242 runs in the first innings. In response, New Zealand scored 235 in the first innings. During the match, VVS Laxman while talking to Star Sports said,
“It was an excellent catch (to dismiss Nicholls). It’s never easy for the 2nd slipper to take those low catches. It also shows the balance that Virat Kohli has when he is getting ready in the slip position. It was a very, very good catch. That’s what you want from your captain. You want your captain to set an example.”
Let me tell you, the catch that VVS is talking about is the catch to dismiss Henry Nicholls. Nicholls was playing on 14 runs, when Virat Kohli, standing at the second slip, flew into the air and took a brilliant catch. Shami was the bowler to dismiss Nicholls.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has so far scored only 1 half-century in 11 innings played on the New Zealand tour. Kohli not scoring runs is a matter of great concern for the Indian cricket team. Even though Kohli is unable to score runs on this tour, he kept his body language intact. VVS Laxman said,
“The intensity, his body language was there to be seen. He is not getting affected by the low scores he has had so far on this tour. Because the worst thing for any team when you lose a Test match, when you lose an ODI series 3-0 is the body language and the confidence level of the captain getting affected. With Virat Kohli, you don’t see that. And that’s rubbing off on all the players. The body language is there to be seen to every player in the park.”
Team India is in a dire state in the 2nd Test match.
In the second Test match in Christchurch, Team India is once again in a dire state. India scored 242 runs in the first innings. In response, the Kiwis scored 235 runs. India finished day 2 reeling at 90 for 6, having a lead of 97 runs.