After a couple of difficult years, Virat Kohli can rediscover his best form – Michael Atherton

Virat Kohli continues his bad form as he was dismissed by Matthew Potts in the first innings of the Edgbaston Test

Former England skipper Michael Atherton says that the way Virat Kohli has promoted red-ball cricket that would be his great legacy.

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been through a very rough patch lately and has failed to score a century in International cricket since November 2019.

In the ongoing rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston, Kohli was dismissed on 11 by Matthew Potts in the first innings.

However, the right-hander has gathered a lot of applause for the way he drove the Indian Test cricket team and how he managed them to become successful.

Former England skipper Michael Atherton talked about the legacy of Virat Kohli and how the Indian batter can rediscover his form.

“I know Rahul Dravid a bit better than Virat Kohli. It was nice to chat with them both, Rahul I played against and I have very high regard for him. I wish him well as the coach of the Indian team and I hope Virat, after a couple of difficult years with the bat, can rediscover his best form,”

said Atherton while talking to David Gower, Ajay Jadeja, and Harsha Bhogle on Sony Sports Network before the start of play on Day 2.

“I am a big admirer of his cricket, his batting and the way he has driven the Indian Test team forward as the captain and the way he has promoted Test cricket as well, I think that will be his great legacy,”

he added.

Kohli has led India in 68 Test matches in which he won 40 of them and lost 17. Under his captaincy, Kohli registered a Test series victory in Australia in 2018-19.

Kohli had last hit a century against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in a day/night Test match.

Since then, he was never being able to reach the three-figure mark. In the first innings of the ongoing Test against England, Kohli only faced 19 balls and registered two boundaries in his 11-run knock before being sent into the pavilion by Potts.