Veteran batter Virat Kohli always enjoys batting in Australia. He has once again proved himself in these conditions, by performing well in the ongoing 2022 T20 World Cup for Team India. Virat Kohli was going through a rough patch in the last couple of years, however, he has made a roaring comeback to form in the last few months.
The 33-year-old is yet to be dismissed in the 2022 T20 World Cup. He slammed a match-winning 82 against Pakistan in the opening encounter and followed it up with another fifty against the Netherlands. Overall, Virat Kohli has scored 144 runs in two matches in this year’s T20 World Cup.
In a conversation with Jatin Sapru on Starsports, the right-handed batter spoke about whether he made any adjustments to his batting to adjust to Australian conditions. Virat Kohli replied,
“No adjustments made as such. As I said, it’s all a mental game here. We have played so much, and this is my personal opinion that if you think too much that it will bounce, there will be pace, then sometimes even when the ball does not bounce, you think that there is too much bounce, so you cut down on your shots.”
It's all a mental game." – @imVkohli
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I don’t watch a lot of videos, I bat in the nets and figure it out: Virat Kohli
Team India cricketer Virat Kohli further expressed that he does not prepare by watching videos, but instead prefers to figure out the conditions by batting in the nets. He said to Jatin Sapru on Star Sports,
“My focus has always been that I don’t watch a lot of videos, I don’t watch anything. I bat in the nets and figure it out. The first 5-6 deliveries, you might look very stupid, right, but there is an instinct that you know how to bat, how to react. After that you come to know, that okay, this ball will bounce, so I cannot be low, I have to be upright.”
Team India will take on South Africa in their third match of the 2022 T20 World Cup on Sunday, October 30 at the Perth Stadium. They are leading the Group 2 points table with two wins from as many matches.