India’s star batsman Virat Kohli on Tuesday said his prolonged form slump was a bit “annoying”, but staying calm and patient helped him overcome the lean phase, which is part and parcel in the career of international cricketers. Kohli marked his return to form with an unbeaten 77 in the last one-dayer in Ranchi against England after a string of low scores which had become a matter of concern for the team.
“I wasn’t feeling the same as others might have about my form, to be honest. No one can keep scoring consistently for a period of 16 months. It’s always a balance in international cricket. There will be a phase when you don’t score in four-five games,” Kohli said at the pre-match press conference ahead of the fourth ODI here on Wednesday. Read more