Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull feels Virat Kohli is under pressure following his barren run in international cricket.

He hasn’t scored a hundred for last two years and the right-handed batter was dismissed for a duck in the first innings of the ongoing second Test match in Mumbai.

His average in red-ball cricket has declined from 68 in 2019 to 19.33 in 2020 and 27.93 in 2021. Virat scored his last Test hundred against Bangladesh in 2019.

“They know how big this is, how big that wicket is. Virat knows how many innings it has been (since his last international century).

“He says he doesn’t know how many it has been, but he is not being honest either. He knows exactly when he had scored his last hundred and he knows that he needs another hundred to silence some of the critics. So he is feeling the pressure as much as anyone,” he said.

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