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India vs England: Virat Kohli's Motera Duck is Significant; Here's Why

By: Cricketnext Staff

Last Updated: March 05, 2021, 11:22 IST

Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli.

Virat now has a second duck in a series. Statisticians are digging out when was the last time this happened to the modern-day great. Right now, he has more ducks than pacer Jasprit Bumrah.

India captain Virat Kohli is one among the most successful cricketers in the world, but since 2020 his form has not been that great. 2020 was the only calendar year where he failed to score an international century. One might say that Covid-19 didn’t allow him to play, but the current England series is a case in point.

After being dismissed for a duck on day 2 of the fourth Test match, Kohli has registered a new record. He now has eight ducks as India Test captain- the joint most for any Indian skipper alongside MS Dhoni in Tests.

He also now has a second duck in a series. Statisticians are digging out when was the last time this happened to the modern-day great. Right now, he has more ducks than pacer Jasprit Bumrah. Yes, he has 9 ducks in his entire Test career, Kohli has 12! However, here Kohli’s Delhi teammate Ishant Sharma is ahead of him with 32 ducks.

Earlier on day 1: England wasted an opportunity on Day 1 of the fourth and final Test at Motera in Ahmedabad. After winning a crucial toss and electing to bat first, despite playing with an extra batsman, the visitors were bowled out for a below-par 205 in the 76th over. It was a combination of some excellent bowling from the Indians and some poor batting from the England batsmen on a wicket that was good to bat on and was not doing much for the bowlers on the opening day in Ahmedabad.

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