Former Indian cricketer Reetinder Singh Sodhi feels Virat Kohli will do well again in the T20 World Cup in Australia. He shared that Kohli belongs to those types of big players who deliver on the big stages.
The former player also said that Kohli always puts pressure on the bowlers when he is in form. He has been in stunning form since the Asia Cup, where he finished as India’s leading run-scorer.
Following that tournament, he also played a match-winning knock of 63 (48) in the final game of the T20I series against Australia in Hyderabad. Virat Kohli also scored a 28-ball 49 against the Proteas in the Guwahati T20I as well. Speaking to India News, Sodhi said:
“I fully believe that in the T20 World Cup, his form will unleash in a big way because big players deliver in important tournaments. It often happens with Kohli. So, I am sure we’re waiting for him to score big in the tournament.”
He also felt Virat Kohli’s contributions at No. 3 will be important for the team as the Men in Blue chase their maiden T20 World Cup trophy since 2007.
“When Kohli is in form, bowlers don’t know where to bowl him. His performance at No. 3 will be crucial,” he added.
Virat Kohli has already scored 485 runs in 14 T20Is this year, which includes a century and four fifties.
“His juggernaut is unstoppable this time” – Preetinder Singh Sodhi on Virat Kohli’s form
The team will rely highly on him to deliver throughout the tournament as well. Preetinder Singh Sodhi feels that India have a strong batting line-up for the mega event, which will help them going into the showpiece event.
“Batting is our strength. In bowling, we’ve little inexperience, but the batting department is quite experienced. Virat Kohli will spearhead the batting unit. His juggernaut is unstoppable this time. He has picked up excellent form,” he added.
Team India will start their Super 12 campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, October 23.