No surprise to see Virat kohli Work conscientiously in the net with bat in hand. On the eve of Mohali T20I between India and AustraliaHowever, the experienced hitter was seen bowling medium speed players during practice as his teammates watched curiously.
Kohli will enter the T20I series against Australia on high, after a great campaign in the 2022 Asian Cup. Returning to international cricket after skipping white-ball tours in the West Indies and Zimbabwe, the 33-year-old tennis player. had 276 runs in 5 games with an average of 92 runs.
In the tournament in the UAE, he also registered a hundred for the first time since November 2019.
On Monday, the Twitter moderator of the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) shared a picture of Kohli bowling in the net. The images were posted with witty captions, which read:
“Let’s see who will open bowling tomorrow #IndvsAus @imVkohli.”
The former captain of India rarely succeeds in international cricket. However, he was knocked down during the Asian Cup match against Hong Kong in Dubai.
The mid-tempo part-time player spent six runs without picking up a single name.
Although the 33-year-old does not yet have a Test wicket name, he has claimed four times for each burn in the ODIs and T20Is, respectively.
“It will take a very brave man to get rid of Virat Kohli” – Aaron Finch
Ahead of the India-Australia T20I series, Australia captain Aaron Finch praised Kohli and said the beater remained a threat to opponents and could not be wiped out. Speaking ahead of the first T20I in Mohali, Finch commented:
“It would be a very brave man to get rid of Virat Kohli. At any stage, he has shown 15 years now that he is one of the greatest players of all time.
“Especially in T20 cricket, he is someone who has been developing and developing his game for such a long time that you always plan and prepare the best against him. He is superb and has 71 cosmopolitan centuries. That makes no sense,” he added.
After his hundred games against Afghanistan in the opening half, a debate began over whether he should continue to play at the top with captain Rohit Sharma.
In his pre-match press conference, Rohit made it clear that Kohli was the opening pick for the T20 World Cup, but KL Rahul was still the first choice.