For the first time in his career, Virat Kohli got out for successive ducks in international cricket as he fell without scoring in India’s first T20I against England in Ahmedabad. Kohli, who had made a duck in the fourth Test recently, was caught at mid-off off the bowling of Adil Rashid for a five-ball duck in this game.
It was Kohli’s 28th duck overall in international cricket. It was also his third in T20I cricket in 80 innings. It was also his third duck overall in 2021, and his third in his last five innings.
Kohli fell in the third over looking to attack Rashid despite India having lost an early wicket in KL Rahul.
His approach was in tune with his words on the eve of the game. In the press conference before the match, he had said that India will look to attack come what may given their depth in batting.
“The players have added in the squad is precisely to give our batting more depth and not play in a similar kind of pattern we have played with in the past. We want to be a side that plays free cricket, not having any baggage of lack of depth or one guy having to bat long enough to make sure we get to a big total,” he had said.
“We have explosive guys in the team who can change the game at any stage and that is exactly what we have tried to address.
“This time around you will see guys playing more freely, more expressive in terms of approaching the innings even after we have lost couple of wickets which wasn’t the case to be honest because we did not have enough depth in the batting to play freely for about 10 to 12 overs but I see much more positivity from this series onwards,” said Kohli.
List of Virat Kohli Ducks in Across Formats
|run out||ODI v Zimbabwe||28-May-10|
|caught||ODI v Sri Lanka||16-Aug-10|
|caught||ODI v New Zealand||07-Dec-10|
|lbw||ODI v West Indies||11-Jun-11|
|caught||Test v West Indies||28-Jun-11|
|bowled||ODI v England||25-Oct-11|
|lbw||Test v Australia||26-Dec-11|
|bowled||ODI v Pakistan||30-Dec-12|
|caught||ODI v England||27-Jan-13|
|run out||ODI v Australia||02-Nov-13|
|caught||ODI v South Africa||08-Dec-13|
|bowled||Test v England||17-Jul-14|
|caught||Test v England||07-Aug-14|
|caught||ODI v England||27-Aug-14|
|caught||Test v Australia||23-Feb-17|
|caught||ODI v Sri Lanka||08-Jun-17|
|caught||ODI v Australia||17-Sep-17|
|caught||T20I v Australia||10-Oct-17|
|lbw||Test v Sri Lanka||16-Nov-17|
|caught||T20I v Ireland||27-Jun-18|
|caught||Test v England||07-Sep-18|
|caught||Test v Australia||26-Dec-18|
|caught||Test v West Indies||30-Aug-19|
|lbw||Test v Bangladesh||14-Nov-19|
|caught||ODI v West Indies||18-Dec-19|
|bowled||Test v England||13-Feb-21|
|caught||Test v England||04-Mar-21|
|caught||T20I v England||12-Mar-21|