India is all set to start its Asia Cup campaign against Arc-rivals, Pakistan. Apart from being traditionally anticipated cricketing action of India-Pakistan, this game will also be special for every Indian Cricket Fans, as former skipper and India’s ace batter, Virat Kohli will be playing his 100th T20 international game.
Virat Kohli, who will be returning from the break will be seen in action in Asia Cup. Virat was rested for the West Indies and Zimbabwe tour. According to experts, this was a much-needed break for his mental health. It’s been 1000 days since we witnessed a Virat Ton in international cricket. Virat is currently suffering from bad form and will be seen trying to get his rhythm back in the upcoming Asia Cup.
We Will Witness A New And Better Version Of Virat Kohli
Former Indian Coach, Ravi Shastri who had spent much time with Indian Team and also Virat Kohli, knows Kohli well. Virat Kohli was also the captain of the Indian Cricket Team while Ravi Shastri headed the position of coach in the team. In an official conference with the Star Sports network, Ravi Shastri when asked about the return of Kohli mentioned that Kohli needed a break to regroup himself.
He said, “I haven’t spoken to him but it’s not rocket science. Big players wake up in due course. They need a break; mental fatigue can creep into the best in the world. There is a not a single player in world cricket who has not gone through a bad patch and I am sure this downtime is not just for the body, it’s time to reflect. He would have reflected as to what things he could have done better.”
Shastri also mentioned the things the star batter needs to address. while continuing with his statement, he added, “What he didn’t do right? What things he did absolutely right and should keep focussing on that. What he allowed to come into his mindset that was just not required or relevant? All these things come into play. You get an opportunity to then decide, what is the future course of action. Whether it is shot selection, or it is how you plan, when to shift gears, should I give him more time? And now it is time for him to execute those plans.”
While talking about the major improvements, Kohli needs to implement in his game, Shastri didn’t forget to mention how Kohli was being criticized be it in-game or on social media. He claimed, “He will come back with a calmer mind because the heat is off. You have been away. Now, what you do will get the tone. He gets a fifty in the very first game, mouths will be shut for the rest of the tournament. What’s happened in the past is history. Remember, public memory is very short. So it works both ways. His opportunity here is to get that calmness and then take it one day at a time.”
All Eyes Will Be On Returning Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, who is battling with bad form, will be in prime focus in India vs Pakistan cricket match. His return to his original form will be a good signal for team India in the Asia Cup as well as in the upcoming World Cup which is already around the corner.