The call was taken to avoid split captaincy in white-ball cricket. Rohit Sharma was already appointed T20I captain for the home series against New Zealand.

Virat Kohli is struggling to score runs in international cricket. However, former England skipper Michael Vaughan is backing the India skipper to end his century drought in the second Test against England at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. Kohli last scored a century in Whites in November 2019 and has not been able to convert the starts since then. The right-handed batsman has been far from his best in Tests and will be hoping to regain his form soon.

In the first Test, Kohli was dismissed for a golden duck by James Anderson. He didn’t get a chance to bat in the second innings. Ahead of the second game, Vaughan believes the iconic venue can help Virat regain his lost touch and it won’t surprise him if Virat goes on to score a hundred. “Virat Kohli hasn’t got a century in quite a while. Lord’s inspires players. Lord’s brings the tingles down the back of the neck as you walk through the Grace Gates. Great players get inspired by great grounds and great moments and it would not surprise me at all if Virat’s waving his bat for three figures,” Vaughan told Cricbuzz.

Virat has an ordinary record at the Lord’s The Indian skipper has managed to score only 65 runs in four Test innings. His last Test century came against Bangladesh in India’s inaugural day-night Test in Kolkata in 2019.

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