Virat Kohli, a senior member of Team India, was observed participating in a rigorous catching practice session at the MA Chidambaram Stadium before their first match in the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup against Australia. Kohli has displayed excellent form in ODIs this year, accumulating 612 runs in 16 matches with an impressive average of 55.63, featuring three centuries and two half-centuries.
Kohli, along with Ravichandran Ashwin, is among the two active players from the Indian squad that secured victory in the 2011 World Cup held in India. His contribution is anticipated to be crucial as the host nation strives to claim its third World Cup title.
He’s dedicated to his practice sessions, working diligently to prepare for the World Cup. A fan shared a brief video clip on X, offering a sneak peek into his fielding practice before the Australia match.
You can watch the video of Virat Kohli’s catching practice below:
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He’s calmed down a little bit, maybe it’s having a child and starting a family: Usman Khawaja on Virat Kohli
Australian Test opener Usman Khawaja shared his observations about Indian cricket over the years, noting that their playing style appeared calm in the past but underwent a transformation with the arrival of the younger generation, particularly under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
Speaking to Fox Cricket, Khawaja commented: “When I watched them as a kid, (India) always seemed very placid … but the younger generation plays it differently. They play the game still respectfully, but they’re not afraid to back down from a fight. Particularly when Virat Kohli was captain, he brought that in. I enjoy watching him play more than ever now because he still plays it hard, but he also has a joke on the field, even when we play against him.”
Khawaja continued: “He’s calmed down a little bit, maybe it’s having a child and starting a family, but this is probably my most enjoyable Virat in my opinion, because he’s still a gun. Everyone loves watching them play, everyone loves playing against them, but also everyone loves beating them too.”