Kohli hasn’t scored an international century in a long time, during which the Indian cricket team has gone through a lot of changes, but the former Indian captain is still waiting for his hundred, which he scored against Bangladesh in a Day-Night Test match in November 2019.


Those who have followed Kohli’s IPL journey will recall that he had a fantastic season in 2016, hitting four hundreds and leading Bangalore to the final, where they were defeated by the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).


Kohli only managed 45 runs in the first innings of his 100th Test against Sri Lanka before being bowled out by Sri Lankan spinner Lasith Embuldeniya. Despite all of the attention on Kohli’s inability to achieve magnificent hundreds, Akash Chopra believes it is only a phase for the player that will pass.


“It will not be a long-term worry, in my opinion. You’re talking about Virat Kohli; he’ll recover his form soon, and he’s a class act. Form is transient, but class is permanent. Currently, he is going through a period,” Chopra observed. During the Cape Town Test against South Africa, Kohli was spotted using a new approach in which he would leave balls pitched away from his bodyline and score runs in a steady manner. Chopra says Kohli’s technique does not need to be changed, but he is concerned about the player’s average.

“It will be interesting to watch how far he can preserve that one mistake, but the century will be scored.” It is a reason for concern at this moment because, as of 2021, his average has been less than 30. That isn’t ideal, it isn’t for him, and it isn’t for the team,” he continued.


Kohli now has 70 international hundreds, the second-most by an Indian behind Tendulkar and the third-most overall. He’s been waiting for the 71st since November 2019 and isn’t in the best of shape right now. However, the former Indian captain has continued to make crucial contributions across all formats.