Team India’s veteran batter Virat Kohli is gearing up for the 2022 T20 World Cup semi-final clash against England, which will take place on Thursday, November 10 at the Adelaide Oval. The Indian team reached Adelaide on Monday, ahead of the mega-clash. They began their training on Tuesday, to get accustomed to the conditions on offers. Virat Kohli shared a video from the net session on social media.
The 33-year-old has been in stunning form in the 2022 T20 World Cup. He is currently the leading run-scorer in the tournament. In five matches, Kohli has scored 246 runs at an average of 123 and a strike rate of 138.98. He has slammed three centuries in the tournament so far. Kohli’s 82* against Pakistan, set the tone for his dominance at the T20 World Cup.
The prolific run-getter took to social media on Tuesday, to share a video from his net session. In the video, Virat Kohli can be seen honing his big-hitting skills, ahead of the semi-final clash against England. He is seen practicing the trademark straight-bat shot during the practice session. Sharing the video, Virat Kohli wrote, “Enjoying the process.”
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 8, 2022
Virat Kohli has earned the right to never be written off: Ben Stokes
England all-rounder Ben Stokes heaped praise on Virat Kohli’s form at the 2022 T20 World Cup. He expressed that the Indian batter has earned the right to never be written off. The all-rounder added that Kohli is in unbelievable form at the moment. Speaking to the reporters in Adelaide, the England cricketer said, as quoted by India Today,
“Look at that form. How unbelievable it is. As you know, he had a not-so-loud couple of months and, for some reason, players like that will get written off. I’ve got no idea why. I think he’s earned the right to never be written off. You don’t produce the number and produce the innings that he does over all three formats.”
“We as players and those who have played against him a lot, you never take anything he’s done in the game before into the game he’s got there. So just lay off a bit maybe,” he added.