New Delhi: There is another final in front of Team India. That means another chance for the title. The Indian team will face Australia in the final of the ICC World Test Championship. India has been searching for an ICC title for the last ten years. Whether this quest will be completed this time or not, its decision will be decided by the performance of the entire team, but Virat Kohli But most of the eyes will be there. Virat would also like to play a big innings in the final which he has not done so far. Indian team has been facing criticism for losing in knock out matches. Often the senior players of the team have failed to perform well in these decisive matches, which has been the reason for the defeat. Especially due to batting flop, more such defeats have been received.
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Kohli’s ‘figure of 36’ from the final
Kohli has also played some finals for Team India in his long career, in which his performance has been mixed, but in true sense everyone is still waiting for a big innings with his bat. Kohli played the final for the first time in the 2011 World Cup. Since then, he has played a total of 5 finals in all three formats, but only one half-century has come out of his bat.
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Kohli scored 35 runs in the 2011 final, 43 runs in the 2013 Champions Trophy final, 77 runs in the 2014 T20 World Cup final. After this, under his captaincy, he scored only 5 runs in the 2017 Champions Trophy final, while innings of 44 and 13 runs in the 2021 World Test Championship final. In this way, Kohli has scored only 217 runs in 6 innings i.e. an average of 36.
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Statistics don’t tell the whole story
Looking at these figures, it seems that Kohli has not been able to do anything special in the final and an important match-winning inning is needed from him. However, there is another aspect to these figures. Kohli, playing the World Cup for the first time in 2011, shared an important partnership with Gautam Gambhir after falling two wickets early in the final, which laid the foundation for the victory.
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At the same time, he was the highest scorer of the team in the 2013 Champions Trophy final and India won that final. Then even in the 2014 final, Kohli scored the most runs for the team. India had scored only 130 runs in which 77 were of Kohli but the rest of the batsmen flopped and the team lost. The 2017 Champions Trophy and 2021 Test Championship finals were true disappointments but all the other batsmen were also failing in these matches as well.
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