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Opposition team always fear of Virat Kohli in T20I format: As India’s promising star Virat Kohli has not scored a century since 2019, there have been discussions about when he will score a century. But, as the days went by, some former Indian players left the debates on when he would score a hundred, forgot about his victories, and criticized him for removing him from the team.
However, he continued to play regardless of whetever happened. He took a month’s rest, entered the 2022 Asia Cup with refreshed mind, and that helps him to regained his old form, and scored a stunning century against Afghanistan. So, after scoring his first century in T20 cricket, he smashed the critics by hitting the 71st century, which he had not come for three years.
As a result, the same former players who once asked Virat to be removed from the team have come to applaud. More than that, he regained his form in that match against Afghanistan when captain Rohit Sharma was rested, scoring 122* (61) runs at a strike rate of 200. Therefore, there are new calls for him to start in the T20 World Cup alongside Rohit Sharma.
Virat in the opening with Cricket legends
In the 2016 season, Virat Kohli, who has previously had success opening IPL series with legends like Chris Gayle and de Villiers, amassed an incredible 973 runs as the opening batsman. Similar problems are being experienced by KL Rahul, who is out fielding alongside Rohit Sharma right now, who is playing Test innings and going without a ball. Many ex-players claim it was done on purpose to play Virat his preferred third position, despite some ex-players expressing support for this demand.
Rohit Sharma about Virat in a recent Interview
The opposition will be terrified wherever Virat Kohli plays, according to former Indian player Saba Karim. The latter also suggested that he should have a top order supporting him in the T20 team. According to Rohit Sharma in a recent interview, Virat Kohli is more significant than Rahul in the Indian complete order.
“Virat Kohli can play aggressively as time goes on, even if he scores decent runs for the balls he encounters in the beginning, so the current new course of action where the other batsmen of the Indian team try to hit big shots around him is perfect. You need batters who always adapt themselves to all the conditions of the match and play with control. Virat Kohli, who is very experienced in that way, can play anywhere.”
“Let’s not forget that we played better cricket with the current new action approach before the Asia Cup,” he said. “And no matter where Virat Kohli plays in the top order, there will be no change in the fear of the opposition, so key players like Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya should be used properly by the team management to perform well in the World Cup.”
Indian Former player about Kohli
Formet Cricketer (Ex-Indian player) Saba Karim has stated that Virat Kohli’s presence in the Indian team will always confuse the opposition regardless of where they play, whether first or third. And, despite his slow start, he can play in any position and has been praised for his ability to make up for it by playing twice as fast in the end. As a result, he has requested that the team management manage his workload to perform well in the T20 World Cup without being concerned about his batting position.