IND vs NZ 2nd test: Indian Captain Virat Kohli seems haunted by the lean patch he is going through for days & it seems like all his efforts to make a comeback are getting failed. Virat Kohli returned back to action after one month in the second test against New Zealand & failed to leave a mark with the bat as he got out for a four-ball duck on the first day of the second test against New Zealand. Kohli was adjudged LBW by umpire Anil Choudhary and his review didn’t work as there was no conclusive evidence to overturn the on-field decision.
Virat Kohli was not happy with the decision as he had a brief chat with umpire Anil Choudhary before he walked off the field after playing just four balls in the middle order on Day 1. Virat Kohli was disappointed as he believed that the ball had hit the bat before the pads. The bat, ball, and the pad were close to one another at the moment of impact and replays were not able to produce a piece of conclusive evidence, which led to the third umpire staying with the on-field call.
Virat Kohli was seen shaking his head in the dressing room as he watched the clip of his dismissal on the laptop screens of the supports staff. As Virat Kohli was dismissed for a duck, he set an unwanted record for the most number of ducks by an Indian Captain at home series. He went past Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s tally of 5 ducks.
Most ducks by an India captain in home Tests
Kohli – 6
Pataudi – 5
MS Dhoni and Kapil Dev – 3
Virat Kohli also became the first Indian Captain in the history of Indian cricket to register 10 ducks in test cricket. Pataudi is second on the list by registering five ducks as a captain. Notably, Ajaz Patel truned the things in New Zealand’s favor after India had a strong start on Day 1 of the secodn test. He kicked up the wicket of Shubman Gill and got the big scalps of Cheteshwar Pujara (0) and Kohi in the same over minutes before the Tea break on Friday.
Virat Kohli had won the toss & opted to bat first in the secodn test. India faced a blow as Black Caps spinner Ajaz Patel struck thrice to put New Zealand in a dominant position in the second test.