In the ongoing Asia Cup 2022, which is now taking place in Dubai, Virat Kohli once again produced a responsible knock, hitting 59 off of 44 balls while playing Hong Kong on Wednesday. Although the former Indian skipper got off to a poor start, his sparkling combination with Suryakumar Yadav helped Team India to a formidable score of 192/2 in their innings.
There have been some concerns raised over Kohli’s strategy in the shortest version of the game; nonetheless, he continues to be completely and totally clear regarding what is expected of him in the shortest format.
Virat Kohli is currently the leading run-scorer in Asia Cup 2022.
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What did Virat Kohli say about his innings in the Asia Cup 2022?
In a video interview with Suryakumar that was published by the BCCI after the match, the player confessed that the six-week sabbatical had allowed him to get a much deeper understanding of his own game:
“I have just returned to work after taking a hiatus of about a month. I arrived here with an uncluttered mind. I enjoyed my final innings against the quality attack just as much as the first one because I know that it is my responsibility to keep the innings stable and establish partnerships while also taking calculated risks and sometimes smashing a boundary when the circumstances are favorable.
In my opinion, the number of runs and previous accomplishments don’t matter. It’s crucial to me how I feel when I’m at the crease, and I felt extremely fantastic.”
Virat Kohli said, "I was blown away by Suryakumar Yadav's knock".
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The top player for Royal Challengers Bangalore praised Suryakumar as well, noting that he had the finest seat in the house to see what was absolutely a magnificent knock from the Mumbai player. Suryakumar could strike his first two balls for boundaries and immediately put the pressure back on the opposition that most pleased Kohli.
He also highlighted the constant display of such blinders by SKY in both the Indian Premier League and international cricket.