Feb 8, 2021, 13:37 IST

Virat Kohli will Have To score 1-2 hundreds in series Against England: Michael Vaughan !!

Virat Kohli will Have To score 1-2 hundreds in series Against England: Michael Vaughan  !!

Michael Vaughan expects Indian skipper Virat Kohli to end his run drought with one or two centuries in the ongoing Test series against England. Virat Kohli, was dismissed for 11 on Day 3 of the first Test against England in Chennai.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli missed three of the four tests in Australia has resumed to Test cricket following a short paternity break.

The 32-year-old’s last international century came in November 2019 during India’s first day-night Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens. Gavaskar added in this regard:

It was the first such instance of Kohli going a full year without a century since making his international debut in 2008.

Interacting with Cricbuzz Vaughan backed Kohli to regain his form, but called the Indian captain’s dismissal ‘weak’ for a batsman of his stature.


Michael Vaughan

Hosts could only score 337 runs, 241 short of England’s first innings total when Washington Sundar (85*) gave the final push. Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara revived the Indian innings at Reeling at 73-4.

The best bowler for England Dom Bess, with the off-spinner returning with figures of 4-76.

“I thought he was just trying to play today. I know that sounds simple. I think Virat’s a better player when he comes out trying to be aggressive. When his feet are moving and he’s looking to dance down to the spinners to put them under pressure. You’ve got to remember that Virat Kohli is facing Dominic Bess. He’s a work in progress. He’s young, he’s inexperienced. He’s got great character but this is Kohli against Bess,” said Michael Vaughan.

Michael Vaughan backs Virat Kohli saying to be more proactive and dominating against the visitors.

I would have expected Kohli to dance down early to Bess. ‘I’m Virat Kohli, I know how to play in these conditions, against a young off-spinner and I’m going to put you under pressure. I was surprised that he just let him bowl. He was hoping for bad balls and hoped he may get one or two.”