An undisputed king of world cricket, Virat Kohli is a name that sends shivers down the spines of opposition bowlers. A batter of the highest class and calibre, Virat Kohli is a living legend. His blazing blade breathes fire and he is world-class player, oozing with class and composure.
As India lock horns with Australia in the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) finals, the spotlight will be on Virat Kohli. Unarguably, India’s best batter, Virat Kohli will have to carve out his own magic and power India to commendable totals.
He has over 8400 Test runs and has an average close to 50. Several Indians will be pinning their hopes on Virat Kohli in the upcoming WTC finals.
In this article, we take a look at 3 reasons why Virat Kohli might score a century in Tests after 3 years:
1. Virat Kohli has undergone a mindset shift
Often while playing a lot of cricket at the highest level, the minds of the cricketers get clattered with several thoughts. That happens with the best of batters and happened to Kohli too.
He was going through a lean patch in the Test format and other formats too. But he took a month’s gap after India’s white-ball tour of England in 2022 and came back with a bang in the Asia Cup 2022.
Virat Kohli himself admitted that there was a paradigm shift in his mentality and approach. And then there was no stopping, King Kohli!
2. He is in tremendous form in international cricket
Since the Asia Cup 2022, Virat Kohli has smashed 5 centuries in international cricket and his back to his beast mode. He has smashed 4 ODI centuries and 1 T20I century. His stupendous form in international cricket can well help him score a lot of runs at The Oval from 7th June 2023.
Virat Kohli was also the leading run-getter in the Border Gavaskar Test Series that took place in March. He scored 186 runs and finished as the highest scorer in the series. As the finals are against the same opposition, Virat Kohli will be brimming with confidence and momentum.
3. Virat had an exceptional IPL 2023
Even though the Indian Premier League (IPL) is a different format, it is still competitive cricket at the highest level. Playing against world-class bowlers, Virat Kohli had a sensational sojourn in the IPL.
He finished as the 5th highest run-getter in the entire tournament and was the 2nd highest run-scorer of his team, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Virat Kohli amassed 639 runs in 14 games and also scored two back-to-back centuries.