India Vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022: Indian batting stalwart Virat Kohli returned to the national side in the Asia Cup 2022. After being rested for the West Indies series and missing the Zimbabwe tour. He had featured in just five matches since the IPL 2022, all against England in July.
Kohli had been enduring a lean patch across all formats from IPL 2022 onwards. Playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB), Kohli had his worst season in the IPL since 2010 averaging just 22. With just two 50-plus knocks Kohli faced several criticisms. Considering his eluding form and low confidence Kohli was given a month-long break.
Indian cricket supporters got to see their King back in action on August 28 in the second match of the Asia Cup 2022, against arch-rivals Pakistan. India Vs Pakistan is anyways spiced-up, however, this match witnessed Virat Kohli’s 100th T20I appearance, which made it even more remarkable. Kohli scored a stylish yet crucial 35-run knock. Which helped India anchor its innings at a critical point in the match.
Additionally, Kohli scored magnificent as well as a classic inning against Hong Kong. He scored a not-out 59 runs off 44 balls.
Virat Kohli Shines Again
Former India Captain Virat Kohli surely announced his comeback into the form with a back-to-back half-century much-needed in the continental tournament. Virat being Virat stayed in his character of the rescuer. As he managed to keep his calm even though India kept losing wickets on the other end. Scoring a much-needed fifty against the arch-rivals in tonight’s match, Kohli impressed us all. Virat who gets criticized for his strike rate nowadays, scored his 60 run-knock in 44 deliveries, with a strike rate of 136.
Known for his record-breaking abilities, Virat broke another in the same match. With this fifty he surpasses Rohit Sharma’s 31 to have the maximum 50+ scores in T20I cricket- 32. Along with this, he reached another milestone. As he overtakes Rahul Dravid in the list of most 50+ scores for India.
Virat Kohli against Pakistan in the last 10 innings:
35, 57, 77, 5, 81*, 55*, 49, 107, 36*, 60
However, Virat Kohli is looking to make a come back to his original form, there are at least two more matches left in the continental tournament. We hope to see King Kohli retain his legacy and gain all his confidence back, ahead of the T20 World Cup, to held later this year in Australia.
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