Virat Kohli hit the training ground on Wednesday, August 24, as Team India gear up for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022. The six-team continental tournament will get underway on August 27 in the United Arab Emirates.
Just minutes after the start of the training session, Kohli came bounding out of the shed first, armed with three bats, and immediately set the ball rolling against spinners with a series of big hits in.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal all challenged him by setting imaginary fields, but Kohli was willing himself to take them on. Towards the end of his session against spin, he even attempted the reverse paddle and switch hit, albeit with less success.
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Kohli will hope to have a good outing in the Asia Cup ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Australia later this year. The former Indian skipper has featured in only four T20I matches this year, scoring 81 runs, including a half-century.
“Mouths Will Be Shut” – Ravi Shastri Backs Virat Kohli To Return To Form
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has backed veteran batter Virat Kohli to return to form at the 2022 Asia Cup. Kohli’s form has drawn a lot of criticism from experts and fans.
Speaking to Star Sports, Ravi Shastri backed to former Indian skipper to reply to the critics in style. He stated:
“I haven’t spoken to Virat Kohli recently but the ‘big guys’ always wake up at the right time. The downtime for Kohli was good before the Asia Cup gave him a good chance to reflect. If he manages to get a fifty in the match against Pakistan, mouths will be shut.”
“One innings can make a difference. He needs one innings to get back because the hunger is undiminished. What’s happened in the past is history. Remember public memory is very short,” he added.