The critics mouths would be shut for the whole of the Asia Cup if star striker Virat Kohli scores fifty runs in the team’s encounter against Pakistan on August 28, according to former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri.
If Kohli plays in India’s opening Asia Cup match against Pakistan, known as the “biggest rivalry” in cricket, it will be his 100th T20I appearance overall.
Kohli rejoins the Indian side for the T20I Asia Cup after last playing for the team during the July tour of England. He was then given a break between the West Indies white-ball tour and the ODIs against Zimbabwe. Given that he hasn’t recorded a century in international cricket since November 2019, Kohli has been through an extended slump.
No, I haven’t talked to him, but it’s not really complicated. The big players will eventually wake up. The best in the world might become mentally worn out, therefore they need a break. No cricket player in the world has ever been without a tough spell. This break is likely not simply for the body; it’s also a good opportunity to think.
“He would have thought back on what he did and didn’t do, correct? He should keep focusing on the things he did perfectly properly. What did he let to enter his head that was simply unnecessary or irrelevant? All of these factors are relevant “Shastri made this statement at a press conference held by Star Sports, the event’s official broadcaster.