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Sanjay Bangar has backed Virat Kohli to end his century drought in the upcoming five-match Test series against England.

Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has backed Virat Kohli to end his century drought in the upcoming five-match Test series against England, starting from August 4.

The India skipper hasn’t scored a hundred since the last one and a half years. His last century came in November 2019 when Bangladesh visited India for 3 T20Is and the two-match Test series.

However, the former India batsman feels the way Kohli batted in the first innings of the recently-concluded World Test Championship (WTC) final had shown that he is in good touch with the bat at the moment and can score heavily in the forthcoming series.

“He has already scored more than 7,500 Test runs, and this is a format, where he just simply gives it his all. It’s not that he doesn’t value T20 or ODI cricket; he plays with equal intensity, but the job satisfaction that he derives because this is the toughest format,” Bangar said on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected show.

“The way he batted in the first innings against Kiwis was a clear indication of the kind of touch and the kind of rhythm that he was in. So, I think it augurs well for the Indian team,” Banger added.

The 32-year-old batsman failed to put up a good show on the Reserve Day of the WTC final and India eventually lost the summit clash to New Zealand by 8 wickets.

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