Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli favourite player, brought major changes to Indian cricket, says Hong Kong captain Nizakat Khan

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Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli favourite player, brought major changes to Indian cricket, says Hong Kong captain Nizakat Khan
Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli favourite player, brought major changes to Indian cricket, says Hong Kong captain Nizakat Khan

Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli favourite player, brought major changes to Indian cricket, says Hong Kong captain Nizakat Khan

Asia Cup 2022: Hong Kong captain Nizakat Khan does not want to make the same mistakes that ultimately cost them the game against India in their 2018 Asia Cup match.

The Hong Kong captain was weary of the mistakes that cost them the match against the top-ranked T-20 side last time around by a slim margin of 20 runs, on the eve of their opening Asia Cup matchup against India.

While speaking to ANI in an interview, the skipper said, “Obviously the last Asia Cup, the format was different, it was played in ODI format. The way we played last time was exceptional but we made mistakes. So if we are in the same situation again, we would like to correct ourselves and win the match.”

While speaking to ANI in an interview, the skipper said, “Obviously the last Asia Cup, the format was different, it was played in ODI format. The way we played last time was exceptional but we made mistakes. So if we are in the same situation again, we would like to correct ourselves and win the match.”

Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli favourite player, brought major changes to Indian cricket, says Hong Kong captain Nizakat Khan
Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli favourite player, brought major changes to Indian cricket, says Hong Kong captain Nizakat Khan

The 30-year-old was excited for the game against India since they are the top-ranked team in Twenty20 internationals and will present a big challenge for the team. However, the team fired up to face the Men in Blue and rise to the occasion. And repeat their performance from their previous match.

Mentioning the excitement of playing India, he said:

“India is one of the best cricket playing nations and there is a buzz in the team to face them. The boys pumped to replicate the last time’s performance.”

Expressing his admiration for Virat Kohli, Khan said, “Virat Kohli is my favourite player. The changes he brought to the Indian team are incredible. I follow him closely and he is the best out there.”

On Wednesday, Hong Kong will face India in its opening Asia Cup game. They won the qualifying tournament, which also featured Kuwait, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates, and went undefeated to qualify for the event.

In the first match of the Asia Cup 2022, played on Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. India defeated Pakistan by five wickets thanks to a key combination between Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya.