The Indian cricket team started the 3-match T20I series against West Indies with a bang as it defeated the visitors in the first T20I which was played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, by 6 wickets. The debutante Ravi Bishnoi was honoured with the Player of the Match award for his wonderful bowling as he took 2 wickets in his 4 overs and gave away 17 runs. Team India has already won the 3-match ODI series by 3-0 and the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is certainly on cloud nine as of now.
However, the former Indian skipper Virat Kohli is going through a lean phase and he once again failed to make an impact with the bat. In the ODI series against West Indies also, the former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain was not able to make a big score and it gave one more chance to his critics to question his place in the team. It has been around 2 years that Virat Kohli has scored a century in any format of the game, though he has complete support of his skipper, head coach and the team management still his form is a matter of concern not just for him but for the Indian team as well.
After Virat Kohli got out at a small score of 17 for which he faced 13 deliveries, his haters once again raised questions regarding his form. It was then that a young Indian cricketer who is highly inspired by Virat gave a perfect answer to Kohli’s critics.
We are talking about Riyan Parag, the Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian state Assam in domestic circuits. He took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote Virat Kohli’s average in all the three formats with a goat emoji implying that Virat will always be greatest of all times for him.
Riyan wrote, “52,58,50 avg’s btw”
52,58,50 avg's btw 💁🏻♂️🐐 #INDvWI
— Riyan Parag (@ParagRiyan) February 16, 2022
Virat Kohli is an inspiration for many youngsters and Riyan Parag is also one of them. In the mega-auction for the IPL 2022, team Rajasthan Royals bought back Riyan Parag for a price of Rs. 3.80 crores after releasing him earlier.
The second T20I of the series will be played today evening at the same venue Eden Gardens and hopefully we will see Virat Kohli back in form.