Former Indian captain Virat Kohli has truly rediscovered his lost form back during the Asia Cup 2022 tournament in the United Arab Emirates. He ended up as the leading run-scorer for India in that tournament.
The world-class batsman continued his good touch with the bat during the eighth edition of the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. The Delhi-born cricketer enjoyed scoring runs on Australian tracks.
He went on to hammer as many as four half-centuries to his name in the games against Pakistan, Netherlands, Bangladesh and England respectively. Kohli finished the T20 World Cup 2022 as the top scorer as well.
Overall, he mustered as much as 296 runs to his name. During the course of the tournament, he surpassed Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Mahela Jayawardene to become the leading run-scorer in the T20 World Cup.
We aren’t ready to witness another Kohli era for the next 5 years, says Ricky Ponting
Virat Kohli has played 27 matches (25 innings) wherein he aggregated 1141 runs at a healthy batting average of 81.50. It is also worth mentioning here that Kohli scored the most fifties (14) in the T20 World Cup.
Meanwhile, former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, while speaking on Fox Cricket added that the cricket fraternity saw a glimpse of Virat Kohli and according to him, we are not ready to witness another Kohli era for the next five years.
Virat Kohli extended his dominance across all formats of the game with his consistent approach to the game. He was out of form for quite a long time as he didn’t score a century in international cricket for over three years.
However, he eventually ended his century drought by scoring a ton against Afghanistan cricket team in the Asia Cup 2022. It was his first-ever T20I century and also his 71st century in international cricket. Kohli scored 8074 runs in Tests, 12,344 runs in ODIs and 4008 runs in T20Is.