Former Indian skipper and batting superstar, Virat Kohli hasn’t had an expected series so far in the ongoing four-Test Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. He has scored only 76 runs in the three innings of the two Tests of the series Team Indian played as of now. He could score only 12 runs in the Nagpur Test followed by the knocks of 44 & 20 in the Delhi Test’s first and second innings respectively.
Kohli averages only 25.33 in the first two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 against the Aussies. Apart from that, he is also struggling for a century in red-ball cricket for the last 23 Tests. The last time, the 34-year-old scored a Test century was way back in the year 2019.
Subsequently, Iceland Cricket; which is known for taking digs and posting hilarious tweets regarding the teams and players, also came up this time with a trolling tweet for Virat Kohli.
“This statistic won’t please many of our Indian fans, but it is now 23 Tests since Virat Kohli scored a century, which was back in 2019. How long is too long?” tweeted Iceland Cricket.
This statistic won't please many of our Indian fans, but it is now 23 Tests since Virat Kohli scored a century, which was back in 2019. How long is too long?
— Iceland Cricket (@icelandcricket) February 21, 2023
Although this humorous jibe or a sort of dig at the 34-year-old from Iceland Cricket didn’t really go down well with a lot of Indian cricket fans and Virat’s fans as well. They immediately took to Twitter to shower their full support on the 2011 World Cup winner batter. Fans also backed Kohli for a comeback in the longest format of the game the same way he did in white-ball cricket by smashing three quick centuries in a very short span of time.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Until Venkatesh Prasad highlights it like KLR 😊
Can you please dig more statistics like how many impactful innings he played, how many half centuries, total run he scored in the last 23 test matches?
That'll give a more clear picture.
— Jitendra Pathariya🇮🇳🏴 (@jpathariya) February 22, 2023
You don't write of champion players that's all we can say.
— Mankading2.0 (@Mankading2_0) February 21, 2023
Virat's test century will come don't know when but it will come. Best virat can do is minusing the errors which he did in the delhi test,hope for the best, but delhi has given hope, we might see that jump & roar of virat in Indore.If not happens thats also fine but dont giveup. pic.twitter.com/imsmVVutF6
— Shakti Man 💥 (@IamShaktiMann) February 21, 2023
You should recruit Venkatesh Prasad..
— Santhosh Kumar G K (@Santu_Kumar_GK) February 23, 2023
You guys have a cricket team?
— Aurobinda Mahato (@MahatoAurobinda) February 22, 2023
I didn't even know @icelandcricket existed and I am 36. How long is too long?
— Bishay Bishesh (@BishayBishesh) February 22, 2023
It's just a matter of time. He was looking for a big score in Delhi itself if not for that contriversial leg before
— Bala Ram (@Chennaist) February 22, 2023
Virat test century is loooooaaaaaadddddding….
Just about time.
— DocPhoenix ☀️ (@LetCorona) February 22, 2023
The King works in a mysterious way
Nothing to worry
— Harry (@ITrueFunFactI) February 21, 2023
No, don't become another @venkateshprasad, please. Leave the lad alone. He's doing alright as a player.
— Rehan.eth 🚀 | Marketing 📈 | Productivity ⚡ (@digicritics) February 22, 2023
But you won't understand bcz you can understand only white not red (ball cricket).
— Bikram Pratap Singh (@bikram123) February 22, 2023
Notably, Virat Kohli will be in action with the Indian team during the third of the four-match Test series against Australia. Both teams will play this match at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Wednesday, the 1st of March next month.