We all know this is Virat Kohli’s last test match in Australia for this tour, but questions have been raised as to whether we will see the Indian skipper on Australian shores again.
At 32 years old, Kohli is closer to the end of his career than the start, and with future touring schedules on hold, India could potentially have to wait until 2024 for their next test tour, at which time, Kohli would. be 36 years old.
In a country where drummers from the subcontinent have often struggled, Kohli has been prolific throughout his career.
The Indian captain has 1348 runs of 13 tests below an average of 56.16, while also marking six centuries and four half centuries during that time.
Kohli’s average in Australia is the best of any country away from home, slightly above its average of 55.80 in South Africa.
As usual, if India is to rack up an impressive second-run total, Kohli will need to be at the center of the effort.
However, his average in the third innings of test matches left something to be desired throughout his career.
Kohli beat 38 times in the third innings of a test, but averaged just 35.57 on such occasions, with just three centuries and six fifty.
Five of Kohli’s third digs were in Australia, where he particularly struggled, with the exception of the 75 he did in Perth in 2012. Outside of Perth’s half-century, Kohli has scores of 9, 1, 34 and 0.
Maybe a good omen for Australia?