Virat Kohli one of cricket’s greatest batsmen, but in times of need he’s a shadow of himself

The latest failure when his team needed him most adds to a growing list of underwhelming performances on the big stages for Kohli. In six World Cup finals appearances he has made just 73 runs, with a high score of 35, at an average of just 12.16. In semi-finals however the numbers are even displeasing.

Across three innings the master with the willow has made 11 runs at an average of 3.67. That’s a lower average than former Australian batting bunny Glenn McGrath who finished his career with a 3.83 ODI batting average.

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly believes Kohli wasn’t himself when he got to the crease and paid the price.

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Rajendra Prasad: Rajendra, an Indian sports journalist and an aspiring on-air sports reporter. He has interviewed many sports celebrities and has covered various sporting events, including ICC World Cup 2019. Rajendra is an avid sports reporter, who takes the time to do outside of working hours. Besides, he himself is a state level swimmer and in his free time he loves to travel.