Asia Cup 2022: It will not take too long for Virat Kohli to be back in form, says Kapil Dev
Legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev has said that star batter Virat Kohli looked good on his comeback against Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022 and it won’t be long before he’s back in form. India defeated Pakistan by five wickets in their opening Asia Cup match on Sunday in Dubai, and they easily reached their goal of 148. Along with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli shared the game’s best score with a score of 35 off of 34 balls.
“Good to see him come back. I saw a couple of shots where he really made an impact. I just want him to be more sure about that. So far, he is coming back, he looked good. He was lucky in the first over when he was dropped. I like his attitude not only today, but from the last ten years. This makes him a bigger player than anyone else,” said Kapil in an interview with ANI.
When asked how Virat can evolve from the criticism he receives, the renowned Indian all-rounder responded that Virat needs to remember that he is representing his nation.
“It is much bigger than anything else. No player will get runs in every match, no player will get a zero in every match. I think with his ability, his talent, it should not take him that long to come back in form. Just waiting for one big knock, he will be back, I have no doubt about it,” he added.
Notably, Virat Kohli has had a particularly difficult year with his form. Additionally, he has gone more than a thousand days without registering a global century.
He has represented India in 69 games and played in 83 innings, scoring 2,589 runs at an average of 34.06 since his last international century. Since his previous international century, he has scored 24 half-centuries in all formats.
2022 in particular has been very tough for Virat.
Virat has played in five T20I matches for his team this year, during which he has scored 116 runs at a below-average average of 23.20. His 52 score this year is his best in the format.
He has played for India in 17 matches across all formats this year. However in 20 innings, he has only managed to score 511 runs at a poor average of 25.55. Only four half-centuries, with a top score of 79, have come off his bat.