Asia Cup 2022, India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli training in high-altitude mask ahead of Super Four stage clash against Pakistan
Asia Cup 2022, India vs Pakistan: India batter Virat Kohli was seen sweating it out along with his teammates in Dubai, wearing a high-altitude mask during his training. in preparation for the challenging Super Four match against Pakistan at the ongoing Asia Cup 2022.
Virat was seen wearing a high-altitude mask and sprinting on the ground. The rest of his teammates were also seen practising batting, catching, and bowling while jogging.
Virat Kohli has been under a lot of scrutiny for his batting form.
Since his previous international century, which occurred more over a thousand days ago, Kohli has played for India in 70 matches, making 2,648 runs in 84 innings, averaging 34.84 runs per innings. Since his previous international century, he has scored 25 half-centuries in all formats.
2022 in particular has been very tough for Kohli.
Kohli has only participated in six T20I matches for his team this year, during which he has scored 175 runs at an average of 35.00. This year, he has a best score of 59* in the format. In this format, he has scored two half-centuries for India.
He has played for India in 18 matches across all forms this year. However in 21 innings, he has only managed to score 570 runs at an average of 28.50. Only five half-centuries, with a top score of 79, have come off his bat.
He has, however, so far performed well in the Asia Cup. He has scored 94 runs at an average of 94 in his first two games. His top mark versus Hong Kong was an undefeated 59*. Next to Pakistan’s Mohammed Rizwan, who has 121 runs in two games, he has scored the second-most runs in the tournament so far.
In the Super Four phase of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022, India and Pakistan will face off on Sunday. After their crushing 155-run victory over Hong Kong, which enabled them to advance to the tournament’s Super Four Phase, Pakistan decided this match.
India enters the Super Four undefeated; they are in first place on the table with two victories in two games and four points. Pakistan, on the other hand, is in second place with one victory in two games and two points.
Notably, there had been a thriller match between India and Pakistan. Their respective 2022 Asia Cup campaigns got underway with this game. India defeated Pakistan by five wickets to get its title defence off to a victorious start. Pakistan bowled out for 147 in 19.5 overs with the aid of Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4/26) and Hardik Pandya (3/25) with their bowling. Pakistan’s best scorer, Rizwan, had 43 points.
Virat Kohli (35), Ravindra Jadeja (35) and Hardik Pandya (33*) all contributed to Team India’s five-wicket victory with two balls remaining as they chased down 148. Both Naseem Shah (2/27) and Mohammed Nawaz (3/33) gave their teams strong efforts with the ball.