However, the former Indian skipper ended his century drought in international cricket last year by smashing his maiden T20I ton against Afghanistan during an Asia Cup encounter. He followed that up with three more centuries in the ODIs against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Kohli also failed to make an impact in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia as he scored just 111 runs in the first three Tests.
But former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting doesn’t seem to be perturbed by Kohli’s form and said the ‘champion players always find a way’ to bounce back.
“For Kohli, I have said that over and over, champion players always find a way. He might be in a bit of a drought at the moment, might be not scoring runs which we all expect him to score but he is a realist as well. When you are a batsman and your are struggling and not scoring runs, you are pretty aware of that yourself. I am not concerned about this because I am confident he will bounce back,” Ponting said on ICC Review.
The rank-turners in the India-Australia Test series became the biggest talking point with batters struggling coming to the fore to tackle spin and this is the reason why Ponting refused to judge any batter form in the series.
“I am not looking at anybody’s form in the series because for batters it has been an absolute nightmare. Australia have done a remarkable job by turning around those first two Test matches and coming back to win the third. We all know batting has been so incredibly difficult. And it has not been because of the turn, but also the uneven bounce which makes you lose trust in the wicket and if that happens you are guessing all the time which makes batting really difficult,” he added.