Asia Cup 2022 Live – Virat Kohli Asia Cup: As expected, former Indian captain Virat Kohli is back in the Indian team…
Asia Cup 2022 Live – Virat Kohli Asia Cup: As expected, former Indian captain Virat Kohli has returned to the Indian team for the upcoming Asia Cup T20 in UAE. Kohli has been on break for the last 3 weeks and did not play in the recently concluded tour of West Indies. According to sources close to Kohli, he will begin nets practice in Mumbai this week to prepare for the Asia Cup: Follow live updates of Asia Cup Cricket with InsideSport.IN
According to sources, Kohli will begin training at the MCA Indoor Academy in Bandra Kurla Complex this week. It is worth noting that Kohli’s residence in Mumbai is in Warli Omkar Building which is just 20 minutes away from MCA Academy in BKC. This is why Kohli has decided to practice at BKC’s academy.
The source also added that Kohli is already following his physical training regime at his gym in his own apartment.
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India Squad Asia Cup: The national selectors on Monday announced the Indian squad for the Asia Cup starting on August 27 in the United Arab Emirates. Kohli returns to the Indian team along with vice-captain KL Rahul.
Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Yuzvendra Chahal
Stand by the players:Shreyas Iyer, Akshar Patel, Deepak Chahar
After struggling with his form for a long time, Kohli decided to take a break from cricket after the England tour. Be it his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma or Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar, everyone has offered to help Kohli.
“This academy is its own ground. He didn’t have time before but when he gets some time he can spend some time with himself here and practice. I would really like it if he comes here and he enjoys and feels comfortable in this place. Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma told ANI.
Gavaskar told India Today: “If I had been with him for about 20 minutes, I could have told him he had to. It might help him. I’m not saying it will help him but it might. My advice can help especially with that off-stump line.”
Will Kohli shine in the Asia Cup? Kohli managed just 11 and 20 runs in the fifth and final Test against Edgbaston and continued his poor performance in T20Is, where he managed just 12 runs in two innings.
Then scored 17 and 16 runs in the three-match ODI series against England.
Also, Kohli had a sub-par IPL 2022. He managed to score only 341 runs in 16 matches at an average of 22.73. His strike rate is also decreasing day by day. In IPL 2022 he scored runs at a strike rate of just 115.98.
Now the question will be – will the break from cricket be of any benefit to him? Will he shine in the Asia Cup? The Asia Cup cricket tournament has always been a happy ground for Kohli. He is one of the scorers of the tournament.
Virat Kohli in Asia Cup cricket
- Asia Cup ODI: 11 matches / 613 runs / 3 centuries / 61.3 batting average
- Asia Cup T20: 5 matches / 176 runs / 76.5 batting average
Indian cricket team management and fans will be hoping that Kohli returns to form in the Asia Cup. If not, he may be shown the EXIT DOOR before the T20 World Cup.
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