IND vs AUS: Former Indian captain Virat Kohli unleashed his full potential in the Asia Cup in the Gulf nation. The veteran cricketer finished the tournament as the second leading run-getter only behind Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan.
Virat Kohli accumulated 276 runs in 5 innings at an average of 92. Kohli slammed two half-centuries and a century to his name. On the other hand, Rizwan scored 281 runs in 6 innings at an average of 56.2 including 3 fifties.
The former Indian skipper hogged the limelight when he ended his century drought by letting his bat do the talking in the Super 4 stage fixture against Afghanistan.
The right-handed batter scored an unbeaten 122 off 61 where he played a fearless brand of cricket. He has drawn praises from across quarters for his terrific batting.
Kohli getting back to form is the best thing that has happened to India and for the fans. The entire nation will rely on Virat Kohli’s resilience for the Twenty20 World Cup 2022.
Notably, India’s run-machine has opened as many as 9 times in T20Is. In fact, he boasts quite a record as an opener, having scored 400 runs at a strike rate in excess of 140.
IND vs AUS: KL Rahul reveals whether Virat Kohli will open for India in upcoming T20Is
Virat Kohli opening debate never seems to end anytime soon. The stalwart recently scored his maiden T20I century against Afghanistan. Notably, he was able to achieve the feat when he was sent out to bat as an opener.
He took some time to get settled at the crease and got going with ease. Kohli went about his business and scored his 71st international century.
Earlier, the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was asked to comment on Virat Kohli opening the innings for India. To which, he said, Virat opening the innings is definitely an option, given the flexibility of the squad.
Meanwhile, the same question was asked to KL Rahul. He came up with a neutral reply. “It will all depend upon what opposition we play, and on what surface we play. Also, we’ll go ahead as per the strategy made by the team management.
“Everyone is here to do their job. You have to be ready to do what’s expected from you. That’s what as players’ we are trained for and we work hard for,” said KL Rahul at the press conference.
Meanwhile, Team India are gearing up for the first of the three-match T20I series against Australia. The first T20I will kick off today at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.