Virat Kohli’s record in India against Pakistan is very disappointing

Virat Kohli’s record in India against Pakistan is very disappointing, Former Indian captain and the backbone of the Indian batting line-up, Virat Kohli started his World Cup 2023 campaign with two half-centuries (one against Australia and one against Afghanistan).

His innings of 85 runs against Australia was a brilliant innings as he and KL Rahul led India to a successful chase of 200 despite losing 3 wickets for 2 runs.

Kohli looks in fine form ahead of the high-voltage clash against arch-rivals Pakistan in Ahmedabad on October 14. Kohli has an excellent record against Pakistan in ODI cricket.

He has scored 662 runs at an average of 55.16 in 15 ODIs against Pakistan, including three centuries.

However, Kohli’s record at home against Pakistan is quite appalling.

At home (India), he has played four ODIs against Pakistan and scored only 22 runs. His batting average at home against Pakistan is 5.50, which is disappointing for a player of Kohli’s class.

The right-hander’s first innings was against Pakistan in India in Mohali in 2011, where he scored just 9 runs in the semi-final of the World Cup.

Then Kohli played the famous 2012/13 ODI series against Pakistan, which was truly a nightmare for him and the entire Indian team. Kohli’s scores in this series were 0 (5), 6 (9), and 7 (17) and he was dismissed by fast bowler Junaid Khan on all 3 occasions in the series. Kohli’s ODI record at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad is also quite common. The veteran has played seven ODIs at this position and managed to score just 176 runs at an average of 25.14.

He has only one half-century in these seven innings. His last ODI match at this position was against West Indies in 2022 where he was dismissed for a wicket by Al-Zari Joseph.

The statistics are clearly not in favor of the king of Indian cricket. However, fans will still be hopeful that Kohli will not let them down in the high-voltage encounter against Pakistan.

This will be the eighth time that India and Pakistan will face each other in an ODI World Cup match.

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