It is now an accepted fact that Virat Kohli is the best batsman of this generation. With more than 41 centuries to his name and an average almost touching 60, he seems destined to break almost every record there is.
But there is one eye-catching hole in his resume. When he was caught by LBW due to an in-swinging Trent Boult episode during the India semi-final against the New Zealand clash on Wednesday, it was his third consecutive error on the big podium.
The 30-year-old played three semifinals of the party tent event in 2011, 2019 and 2019 and his three scores are 9.1.1 against Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand respectively.
In the semi-final against Pakistan in the 2011 World Cup, Kohli was fired on 9 runs by Wahab Riaz. In the semifinals against Australia in the 2015 World Cup, Kohli fell prey to the pace of Mitchell Johnson and gave a simple catch to wicket keeper Brad Haddin.
His overall record in World Cup knockout matches also causes unpleasant reading, as he scored only 73 points out of his six gigs, with a highest score of 35. That's an average of just 12.16.
The picture improves when knockouts from ODI matches are considered when he is on average 34.37 in them, but the figures are far removed from his generally high standards.
His dismissal on Tuesday was also heartbreaking for Indian fans because the team also lost Rohit Sharma, who was early in the sensation of this World Cup. KL Rahul also left shortly after Kohli, leaving India at 5/3 at a stage.
The Virat Kohli ticket inspired many fans to post tweets on & # 39; 911 & # 39 ;, which is also the number for emergency services in the United States.
Virat Kohli in Worldcup Semi-final: 2011 – 9 (21) vs Pakistan2015 – 1 (13) vs Australia2019 – 1 (6) vs New Zealand It is a tradition guys !!! 911 for India#INDvNZ # CWC19 pic.twitter.com/IIFAVsYvZv
– Robin (@robinjagal) July 10, 2019
– Rohit Thakur (@Rohit_Thakur_) July 10, 2019
– jagadeesh45 (@thalapathyjegan) July 10, 2019
After expressing dissatisfaction, Indian Twitter focused on what they do best in such situations – memes.
– I & # 39; m Harsh (@Thekumarharsh) July 10, 2019
– Nehal Bhatt (@_lazybaba_) July 10, 2019
– PointBlank (@ PointBl59903310) July 10, 2019
– Funnily Serious (@notionalvieww) July 10, 2019
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