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Border-Gavaskar Trophy has been a nightmare for batters: Ricky Ponting defends Kohli’s poor run in collection

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Border-Gavaskar Trophy: There isn’t any want to fret about Virat Kohli’s type because the pitches have been a nightmare for the batters within the ongoing India vs Australia collection, feels Ricky Ponting.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 6, 2023 16:02 IST

Virat Kohli has not hit a half century within the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. (AP Photo)

By India Today Sports Desk: Legendary Australian captain Ricky Ponting will not be involved with Virat Kohli’s poor outings within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023. Kohli, considered one of India’s best ever has not been capable of revive his Test type, not like his white-ball outings within the current occasions. Speaking to the ICC Review, Ponting stated that the pitches have been a nightmare for the batters, a lot in order that they’ve misplaced belief within the wickets.

India are set to play Australia within the ultimate match of the collection in Ahmedabad, the place a win would safe them a spot within the World Test Championship Final. Kohli might be essential for the staff, who haven’t had their top-order fireplace in unison in any match of the collection. Ponting, when requested if India needs to be apprehensive about Kohli and his outings, stated that Kohli is conscious of his poor run and is attempting to get again at his greatest.

“For Kohli, I have said that over and over, champion players always find a way. He might be in a bit of a drought at the moment, and might not be scoring runs which we all expect him to score but he is a realist as well,” Ponting stated.

“When you are a batsman and you are struggling and not scoring runs, you are pretty aware of that yourself. I am not concerned about this because I am confident he will bounce back,” Ponting additional added.

Ponting stated that batters shouldn’t be judged primarily based on their efficiency on this collection because the pitches have been troublesome.

“I am not looking at anybody’s form in the series because for batters it has been an absolute nightmare. Australia have done a remarkable job by turning around those first two Test matches and coming back to win the third. We all know batting has been so incredibly difficult,” Ponting stated.

“And it has not been because of the turn, but also the uneven bounce which makes you lose trust in the wicket and if that happens you are guessing all the time which makes batting really difficult.” Ponting additional added.

Edited By:

Kingshuk Kusari

Published On:

Mar 6, 2023