Virat Kohli in international cricket

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Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is a very popular global sportsperson; he is among the top players in modern-day cricket. He made and broken many records in his career so far. Virat Kohli faced a very bad patch in his career after 2019, his performance kept going down but he made a remarkable comeback in 2022. In this article, we will draw a statistical comparison between Virat Kohli’s bad phase record and how he changed those numbers in his comeback.

  1. Matches – From December 2019 to July 2022 Virat played 68 matches in all formats combined whereas from August 2022 to December 2023 Virat played 55 matches.
  2. Innings – Virat batted in 79 innings in his so-called bad phase whereas he batted in 57 innings from August 2022 to December 2023.
  3. Runs – even after playing a smaller number of innings after his comeback Virat made more runs. He made 2806 runs after August 2022 on the other hand he made only 2554 runs before that.
  4. Average – from 2019 to July 2022 Virat’s average was 35.47 but he made a very strong comeback after that and since then he made runs at an average of 62.35.
  5. Strike Rate – in terms of Strike Rate Virat played more aggressively after his comeback where his strike rate was 87.35 whereas his strike rate in his bad patch was 71.52.
  6. Highest score – it counted as a bad phase for Virat because he did not make a single century for 3 years and his highest score in those years was 94* but after August 2022 he broke his record of highest score in ODIs and made 186.
  7. Centuries – he made zeros centuries for two and a half years but after August 2022 he made 10 so far.
  8. Half Centuries – it was a redemption from Virat Kohli, he made 24 half-centuries from December 2019 to July 2022 but he made 16 half-centuries from August 2022 to December 2023.
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

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