Virat Kohli has got through a severe lean patch. He was expected to get his mojo back against West Indies at home but the series turned out to be a disaster for him. The former skipper was dismissed for zero in the final ODI. Earlier, he was dismissed for 8 and 18 in the first two games respectively. This makes in an aggregate of 26 runs, which is his lowest aggregate runs in a series in seven years. His previous lowest was against Bangladesh in 2015 when had scored 49 runs in three games.
The right-hander has got eight ducks while playing ODI games at home. He has equalled the record of Harbhajan Singh (8) and Suresh Raina (8) in getting the most ducks in an ODI at home. Overall, the former India skipper has got 15 ducks in his 260-game career.
Meanwhile, former India opening batter Sunil Gavaskar, in the post-match show on Star Sports after the second ODI had said that Kohli hasn’t had a lot of luck in the recent games. “Luck. Every batsman needs a bit of luck. Every batsman needs a particular situation where he plays and misses. Every batsman needs a particular situation where he edges the ball and the catch is dropped or the ball falls short in front of the fielder. He hasn’t quite had the best of luck in the last couple in the last so many matches. But don’t forget, three matches back he had two back-to-back fifties in the series in South Africa. So he isn’t out of form, he is, not at the moment, having the best of luck,” he told Star Sports after India’s win in the second ODI in Ahmedabad.