It will be safe to say that 2021 was not Kohli’s best year, as a captain or as a batsman. One of the evidences being that he is not even nominated by ICC for the Best Batsman of the Year. Of course, one lean year does not define a player of Kohli’s stature. But its for everyone to see that in last two years, big runs haven’t come from the bat of Kohli. Ahead of the decider test match between India and South Africa at Cape Town, Virat addressed this issue.
Kohli has averaged below 30 since the start of 2020 in Test Cricket. He isn’t worried, however, and says he has made enough significant contributions in tough situations to know that the bare stats don’t necessarily reflect how well he’s played.