Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has come in support of India skipper Virat Kohli after their 2-0 loss at the hands of New Zealand away from home in the two-match Test series.
Kohli’s batting too came under scrutiny after he just scored 2,19,3 and 14 in four innings. But Inzamam has put weight behind Kohli’s batting ability and said that somebody who has scored 70 international hundreds shouldn’t be questioned.
“He has scored 70 centuries in international cricket, how can you question his technique,” Inzamam said on his Youtube channel.
Inzamam further said that the Indian skipper will fightback and come up with some brilliant performances.
While Inzamam supported Kohli, former India captain Kapil Dev criticised his captaincy and also said that he needs to “adjust his eyesight a bit”.
India lost the Test and ODI series after winning the T20Is against New Zealand. They won the T20Is 5-0 but then lost the ODIs 3-0 and Tests 2-0 respectively.
India were bowled out for 242 after Hanuma Vihari and Prithvi Shaw scored individual half-centuries in the first innings of the second Test while the blackcaps were bundled out for 235 to trail the visitors by 7 runs.
The hosts then bounced back as the pacers rattled Indian batting line up. India were all out for 124 in the second innings with Cheteshwar Pujara top-scoring with 24.
New Zealand then got a flying start as the openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell put 103 for the first wicket as they eventually won the match.