Former Indian Captain and India’s Ace Batter, Virat Kohli have made a great comeback after an approximate 2-month long break. Cricket Fans witnessed a glimpse of Old and Vintage Virat Kohli in the two matches of the Asia Cup. Virat successfully managed to put an end to all those questions related to his form by becoming the first half centurion of the Asia Cup in the current edition.
After his 35 off 34 balls against a spirited Pakistan bowling line-up, Kohli followed it up with an anchor’s role in the second game, scoring his half-century. He put together a 98* run partnership alongside Suryakumar Yadav which helped India register a total of 192 runs in the Asia Cup.
Kohli Is Sweating Hard In The Field Ahead Of Pakistan Clash
India’s very own Run Machine, Virat Kohli was spotted training with a high-altitude mask ahead of the India vs Pakistan clash, scheduled to be played on Sunday, 4 September. Kohli was seen wearing a high-altitude mask in training on Friday evening, 2 September. The mask is an accessory used by athletes to strengthen their breathing muscles and increase lung capacity.
The conditions in UAE are tough and challenging. The Asia Cup has seen several players pulling up their muscles due to the hot and humid conditions in the UAE at the moment. A prime example of the situation is Naseem Shah, who kept cramping up against India in his final over of the game.
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Kohli Returned To International Cricket And Is Fit As A Fiddle
Virat Kohli, despite his month and a half long break, has come back fit as a fiddle into the Indian team and has shown no sign of dropping intensity between the wickets. Kohli will be crucial for India when they play their return game against Pakistan on Sunday, considering the recent tendency of top-order debacles India have shown.
India’s Top 3, Yet To Make A Impact
India’s top order batsmen, especially the Top 3 (KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli) are yet to make the impact, they are known for. Apart from Virat Kohli, Both KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have not fired in the tournament.
KL Rahul especially has copped a lot of criticism after getting out for a golden duck vs Pakistan and then showing no intent in the powerplay against Associate cricketing nation – Hong Kong. Rohit Sharma was also seen struggling against Pakistan as well as Hong Kong.
India will be up against Pakistan in the Super fours of the Asia Cup on Sunday, 4 September. All the eyes will be on In-form Virat Kohli. Kohli is putting all his efforts to be true to the expectations of his fans around the world.