Jos Buttler Was Asked About Virat Kohli’s Form And He Provided An Epic Answer: Virat Kohli has had a terrible tour of England so far on a bat: he has managed to score 11 and 20 (in the Edgbaston Test); 1 and 11 (in two T20Is); and now he’s out with a score of just 16 in the second ODI at Lord’s.
Media and fans question Virat Kohli’s place in XI
Kohli once again kicked off his chapter by showing his incredible class and confidence as he crossed three boundaries – a few luxury drives on the ground followed by elegant cover drives to keep his fans excited.
However, the train derailed soon after his RCB team-mate Kohli, pioneer David Willey, knocked the batsman out. This – another cheap score and another off-stump dismissal – further fueled the debate over his place in the eleven.
Jos Buttler Gives An Epic Reply
This, however, has “totally shocked” England whiteball captain Jos Buttler, who hailed Kohli as one of the greatest ODI cricketers of all time. Buttler admits that players have had such slumps, but backed Kohli, saying the 33-year-old was “always because” of one big chapter that would change everything.
“I think in a way it’s refreshing enough for all of us that he— [Kohli] is human and he can have some low scores too but look he has become one of the best, if not the best player in ODI cricket in the world,” Buttler said after England recorded 100 wins at Lord’s.
“So he’s been a fantastic player over the years and all hitters, it just proves, through performances where they don’t perform as well as they can sometimes do. But of course as the opposing captain you know players of that class are always coming, so you hope it doesn’t come against us.”
Buttler expressed his astonishment at some fans and the media section who suggested that Kohli be expelled from the India eleven.
“Yes, very surprised, as I said, his record speaks for itself. The game he won for India and yes, why would you question that?” cried the England captain.
India, which won the first ODI by 10 wickets, lost the second ODI by a large margin of 100 runs. The decider will be played on Sunday at Old Trafford.