India’s trip to New Zealand was a strange cut. The tour, which started with five wins, ended with five wins. The manner in which the Indian batsmen have surrendered to the Kiwi pacers in Wellington and Christchurch’s conditioning conditions cannot be traced in the recent past. In the past, captain Virat Kohli has defended his side with his performance. But this time he completely failed. Batsmen like him have also been face down in front of Trent Bolt, Tim Southee and Kyle Jameson.
The Kiwi pacers put Kohli under severe pressure in two Tests. His four innings of two Tests combined with only 5 runs. This is Kohli’s second worst stats in at least two Tests. His average in this series is 1.6. But this is not the lowest average in any Test series in Kohli’s career. His average was worse than the average in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia in 20-21.
Another example is how bad Kohli’s condition was in this series. Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has scored more runs than him in this series (3). Kohli had no fifty or fifty innings in the last four innings in the 27th.
In the second innings of the Christchurch Test, Colin de Grandhome missed the ball line and became LBW. Grandhome is the sixth bowler in the 20-21 season, making it the first outing in the Kohli Test.
New Zealand bowlers have executed their plans against the Indian captain in this series. Former New Zealand batsman Scott Styris sees the implementation of the scheme against the traditionally upbeat Kohli, saying, “The New Zealand team certainly deserves praise for its proper implementation. Whichever the plan comes from the head, he will receive great congratulations. It is great to bowl Kohli back to stump, stump to the outside, and to put him in danger by putting the ball inside. ‘