IND VS SA: The poor form of Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara has been going on since 2019.
A team with Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara .. Can that team ever prove that it is weak in batting? Until 2019, asking this question is also a joke. But, today it has become a reality. The trio in the Indian middle order have been battling poor form for the past two years. Aside from making runs, it has also become difficult to stand at the crease. These three batsmen were once known as run machines. But. Today these players are not even able to make the normal runs that a batsman does together.
Let us take a brief look at the statistics available from December 2019 to date. The number of runs scored by Virat, Rahane and Pujara is equal to the number of runs scored by England Test captain Joe Root alone.
Virat Kohli-Pujara and Rahane continue to perform poorly in South Africa as well. Virat Kohli submitted the wicket after setting his wicket in both innings of the Centurion Test. He tampered with the ball on the 10th stump in the first inning and played a bad shot on the 8th stump in the second inning.
Virat and Pujara-Rahane together scored 2271 runs (since December 2019) at an average of just 25.23. Only one century was recorded. These three players together have been out for zero 12 times. Joe Root, on the other hand, has scored 2249 runs at an average of 54.85, including 6 centuries since December 2019. Joe Root was out for zero only once.