IND vs PAK: Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli turned up the ante in the ongoing edition of the Asia Cup tournament in the United Arab Emirates.
After that, he scored a half-century against Hong Kong cricket team in the group stage. Moreover, he scored yet another fifty in the super 4 stage fixture against Pakistan.
This goes to show that Kohli is back to his imperious best. He will be looking forward to adding more runs for the team in the Asia Cup tournament.
Team India will be relying on his services in the next two games against Sri Lanka and Afghanistan on September 6 (Tuesday) and 8 (Thursday) in Dubai.
In fact, Rohit Sharma-led Indian national cricket team will have to win the next two games with improved margins in order to stay alive in the competition.
IND vs PAK: Virender Sehwag heaps praise on Virat Kohli for his knock against Pakistan
Former Indian opening batsmen Virender Sehwag reserved the highest respect for India’s run-machine Virat Kohli for his superb knock against Pakistan in the super 4 stage.
Kohli top-scored with 60 off 44 balls including 4 boundaries and a six. He drew plaudits for his exceptional batting performance. Had he not stayed at the crease, it could have been a different story for India.
The Men in Blue posted a huge total of 181/7 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. However, the Pakistan cricket team chased down the target with one ball to spare. Pakistan beat India by 5 wickets.
During a conversation with Cricbuzz, Sehwag said, “For me, he was always in form but couldn’t convert good starts to bigger scores. But this innings [against Pakistan] was crucial.
“Rohit and Rahul gave a superb start to the innings but one person around whom this Indian team plays is Virat Kohli. Had he lost his wicket early, the total of 181 could have been somewhere around 151,” Sehwag added.
Virat Kohli will be looking forward to carrying his good form in the super 4 stage. He will be eager to make yet another statement against Sri Lanka at Dubai International Stadium, in what is going to be a must-win game for India.