'Virat Kohli has 43 ODI tons, don't think he'll be worried too much': Deep Dasgupta on India captain's hundred drought
Former India opener wicket-keeper batsman Deep Dasgupta said the way Kohli is batting it is only a matter of time before gets to the three figure mark.
It has been close to 500 days since India captain Virat Kohli last scored an international century. He did a million dollars in the first ODI against England but was unfortunately out for 56. Former India opener wicket-keeper batsman Deep Dasgupta, however, feels there is nothing to worry.
"I don't think so. Somebody who has scored 43 hundred in this format I don't think he will be worried too much getting a few more. I thought the last game he looked like I thought he was going to get one," Deep Dasgupta told Sports Today.
Dasgupta said the way Kohli is batting it is only a matter of time before gets to the three-figure mark.
"The way he was batting, he totally dominated the bowling. Unfortunately, he picked out a fielder. And that was his favourite shot, whipping on his pads that's his favourite shot. It's just a matter of time, I won't be too worried. As long as he is batting well, you know it's around the corner. I won't be surprised in the next couple of games he gets a hundred," Deep Dasgupta said.
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Speaking about youngsters Krunal Pandya and Prasidh Krishna’s match-changing performances in Pune, Dasgupta said playing IPL cricket over the years has done a world of good to these youngsters coming up through the ranks.
"It just gave you the feeling that they have been there before, they have done it. I guess to a certain extent you have got to give credit to IPL as well. As youngsters coming through they play IPL, I won't say international cricket but a couple of notches below international cricket.
"The fact that they spend time with the international players. How they set themselves up for big games under pressure. I mean all of that. Apart from the level of cricket, IPL has everything else, crowd, pressure, spotlight, everything else so I think it's a great kind of learning process for the players coming through the system," he added.