NEW DELHI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam has backed Virat Kohli to come out of his prolonged lean run with the bat after the former India skipper was again dismissed cheaply in the second ODI against England at Lord’s.
Kohli was out for 16 off 25 deliveries as India faced a 100-run drubbing against the hosts.
While Kohli got off to a good start with the bat, hitting three boundaries, he soon fell to David Wiley, as he got an outside outside to England captain Jos Buttler.
Pakistan skipper Babar, however, extended his support to Kohli with a message.
The 27-year-old star batter took to Twitter and wrote, “This too shall pass. Stay strong.”
Babar’s support for Kohli came after current Indian captain Rohit Sharma threw his weight behind his predecessor.