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Kohli has been dismissed on a duck twice in the ongoing series against England

March 5, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Kohli, India's most prolific run-scorers in all game formats, didn't have a memorable outing against England on Day two of the 4th Test. He was removed for a duck by English all-rounder Ben Stokes. Stokes surprised the Indian skipper with a peach of a delivery that had extra bounce. The Indian captain has been out for ducks only on 12 occasions in his 91 Test matches.

Earlier in this series, England all-rounder Moeen Ali had picked up the wicket of Virat Kohli. Stokes has now dismissed Virat Kohli five times in his Test career. This is also the most times he has dismissed a single batsman in the game's purest format. Stokes has also dismissed Michael Clarke, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, and Cheteshwar Pujara four times in Tests. As per his standards, Kohli has had a calm series against England so far. He has scored only 172 runs in six innings.

Virat Kohli has been dismissed for two ducks only twice in the same series

Kohli has been dismissed for ducks only twice in a single series. The last time it occurred was during the tour of England in 2014. In that series, Kohli was dismissed for a duck by Liam Plunkett in the first Test before James Anderson removed him for another duck in the fourth Test at Manchester. The Indian skipper now has most ducks among Indian captains in whites, joining the former captain MS Dhoni (8). 

Virat Kohli has now gone 12 innings without a Test hundred. His last century in the most extended format of the game came against Bangladesh in the pink-ball Test at Eden Gardens in 2019. Since then, the India captain has played seven Test matches and failed to hit a ton even once.

Kohli and Stokes were seen exchanging a few words on Day one of the 4th Test. Later, Mohammed Siraj disclosed that it was Stokes who abused him, after which he asked the captain to look into the matter. On the other end, reacting to the altercation with Siraj, Stokes stated that it was just two competitive cricketers having a word, and not much should be made of it.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth