Alex Tudor bats for Virat Kohli; slams Sri Lankan journalist who calls him overrated

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 25/02/2020

Alex Tudor bats for Virat Kohli: The former English fast bowler supported the Indian captain despite his mediocre form of late.

There is no going into a safe house regarding the fact that India captain Virat Kohli hasn’t been in the best of forms during the ongoing tour of New Zealand.

Kohli’s mediocre form in addition to the standards set by him for himself across formats at the highest level has started to invite criticism with respect to him not being among the runs. India losing the ODI series 3-0 and the first Test have further acted as fuel to fire.

Speaking during the post-match press conference after losing the Wellington Test by 10 wickets, Kohli was vocal about his form and didn’t express an iota of concern regarding any aspect of his batting.

“I am absolutely fine. I am batting really well. I feel that sometimes scores don’t reflect the way you are batting and that’s what can happen when you don’t execute what you want to well.

“Look when you play so much cricket and you play for so long, obviously you will have 3-4 innings that don’t go your way. If you try and make too much out of it, it’ll keep piling on,” Kohli was quoted as saying to the reporters.

Alex Tudor bats for Virat Kohli

Sri Lankan journalist Daniel Alexander was among the many people who were finding faults in the 31-year old player. Alexander took to social media platform Twitter to share Kohli’s below par stats from the tour before declaring him as “overrated”.

It was at the same time that former England pacer Alex Tudor came to Kohli’s rescue. Having last played international and First-class cricket in 2002 and 2009 respectively, the player-turner-coach couldn’t understand as to why one bad tour was inviting so much criticism for Kohli.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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