Five Bowlers who have Often Dismissed Virat Kohli in International Cricket Tournaments

The 32-year-old current Indian captain Virat Kohli is a millennial cricketer who has proved his mettle with the bat in all three formats of the game. He is slowly inching towards the title of all-time greats by displaying his batting skills in international cricket tournaments all over the world. He is way ahead of his competition in terms of runs and centuries he has scored till now and that makes him a modern-day batting legend. With 23000 runs already to his credit, Virat Kohli has become the fastest run-getter and proved to be the most successful captain of Team India.

Five Bowlers who have been able to get Kohli out on Several International Matches

Ben Stokes 

The England all-rounder Ben Stokes is credited with dismissing Virat Kohli eight times during their encounters in different international cricket tournaments including five times in test matches and three times in one-day internationals.

Graeme Swann 

Former England spinner Graeme Swann has been able to dismiss Virat Kohli eight times with his excellent bowling spells during different matches including three times in test matches and four times in one-day internationals. Virat had a tough time facing the former English spinner who troubled him on the pitch on several occasions with his improvised spin bowling.

Adil Rashid 

Another English spinner Adil Rashid made life difficult for Virat Kohli across all three formats of the game. A vital member of the English national cricket squad, Adil is one of the most dependable spin bowlers who can change the complexion of the game with his leg-spin abilities. Adil Rashid has dismissed Virat Kohli nine times so far including four times in test cricket, three times in one-day internationals, and twice in T20 tournaments.

Tim Southee 

The Kiwi pacer Tim Southee possesses the ability to swing the ball both ways and that has got him success in all three formats of the game. His excellent bowling spells with the white and red ball in test cricket and one-day internationals have made him the backbone of the New Zealand pace bowling attack in international cricket tournaments. Southee has performed well on difficult pitches and in different playing conditions around the world. He has dismissed Virat Kohli ten times with his fierce bowling attack in different formats of the game. He has managed to pick the wicket of Indian Skipper six times in one-day internationals, three times in one-day internationals, and once in a T20 match.

James Anderson

Virat Kohli has been at loggerheads with English pacer James Anderson on several occasions and their faceoff is turning out to be one of the biggest rivalries in the history of cricket. Anderson throughout his legendary career has managed to dominate the opposition batting unit. In 2014 Virat Kohli lost his wicket to Anderson four times in Test matches. In the 2021 India tour of England, the English pacer dominated Virat Kohli with his amazing fast deliveries and dismissed him twice in the five-match series. In one day internationals, Anderson dismissed Kohli thrice in 38 deliveries.  

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://cricketaddictor.com/top-5-10/5-bowlers-who-have-dismissed-virat-kohli-the-most-times-in-international-cricket/  

  

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