Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has criticized Virat Kohli sharply after the Indian vice-captain continued to struggle in the ongoing tour of England. Already under pressure for a run of poor scores in the Test series, Kohli attempted to hit his way out of bad form in the second ODI at Cardiff and perished to Chris Woakes for a three-ball duck. (Also read: Rohit Sharma ruled out of remainder of England tour due to fractured finger)
Kohli had gone into the game with a sense of bravado. After smashing a fluent 71 in a warm-up match against Middlesex, Kohli promised to play his aggressive brand of cricket, that has helped him score 19 ODI hundreds so far. The format is his favourite and has been the most productive one for him. In the modern game, there are few players who can match Kohli's appetite for runs. (Virat Kohli will be a 'Future Test Great')
"The Test series was a bit difficult. In a five-game series when you don't get going and you keep getting out, it is pretty difficult to comeback," Kohli had told Sky Sports before the match. "We got a few days off, had a good practice game, got a few runs there. This format has always been where I express myself, don't think too much, don't pressurize myself too much. Just going to go out there, I back myself and play some aggressive cricket."