England vs India: Virat Kohli's Slump in Form Does Not Worry Sunil Gavaskar

Updated: 20 July 2014 08:15 IST

Virat Kohli has been unable to fire on the England tour so far. His short stints at the crease however have not worried Sunil Gavaskar much and the former India captain says every batsman goes through lean patches.

England vs India: Virat Kohli's Slump in Form Does Not Worry Sunil Gavaskar
Virat Kohli makes his way back after falling to Liam Plunkett in the second innings of the Lord's Test. © AFP

Virat Kohli has had a horrid start to his England tour with just 34 run from his four innings. He has looked out of sorts every time he has come out to bat but former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar does not want to press the panic button just yet.

Speaking to NDTV after the third day's play on Saturday which saw India with four wickets down and with a 145-run second innings lead , Gavaskar said that lean patches are a part and parcel of every batsman's career. "I think batsmen go through lean patches and I am hoping that these two Tests have been that lean patch for him," he said. Kohli has so far scored 1, 8 and 25 before getting a golden duck against Liam Plunkett on Saturday.

Gavaskar though said he believed Kohli's fantastic record and consistent form in the past will help. "Virat is a quality player. It is just a matter of luck going his way. The ball that he left today could have just probably grazed past the stumps but this one came in, which is very rare."

Topics : Virat Kohli India in England, 2014 Sunil Gavaskar Cricket
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