Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Bangar lauded Virat Kohli for his comeback. He said that his innings against Afghanistan would’ve cleared all the doubts in his mind.
“Doubts force you to make mistakes in the middle,” Sanjay Bangar lauds Virat Kohli for his comeback
Although Asia Cup 2022 didn’t go in the way India would’ve wanted, one of the biggest positives for them was the return of Virat Kohli’s form. The former Indian skipper, who was struggling to score runs for almost 3 years, finally looked at himself and displayed a sensational batting performance in the tournament.
Kohli started the tournament with a half-century against Pakistan and ended it on an even better note as he finally smashed his 71st international hundred, which was the most talked-about thing in the last few years. Notably, he scored his 70th ton in 2019.
Virat Kohli in the International cricket has the:Advertisement
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 9, 2022Advertisement
The former Indian skipper ended the tournament with 276 runs in five innings at a staggering average of 92.00 and a strike rate of 147.59. He is also currently the leading run scorer in the tournament. Kohli scored unbeaten 122 runs against Afghanistan and also registered the highest individual score by an Indian player in the T20Is.
In the discussion on Star Sports, Sanjay Bangar was asked whether Kohli had again ticked every box right ahead of the T20 World Cup. Replying to which, he said:
“The biggest thing for me is that Virat Kohli would have been relieved subconsciously because when you are unable to perform at that level, then doubts start creeping into your mind and those doubts force you to make mistakes in the middle
“The coming phase for Virat Kohli will be better because the one who was sitting on his shoulders, who was putting the doubts in his mind, all those doubts would have been clear.” He said.
Even though he made good contributions but the standard and expectations had gone so high it seemed like failures – Sanjay Bangar on Virat Kohli
Kohli since the fag end of 2019 has been failing to convert his starts into big scores. He played good knocks for his side, scoring 50-the 60s but that also saw many criticizing him as he threw his wicket after good starts.
The great is back @imVkohli
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) September 8, 2022Advertisement
Bangar also talked about the same and said “The period that was going on for the last two to two-and-a-half years where he was not crossing the landmark, he made quite a few good contributions for the team during that period, but the standard and expectations had gone so high.”
Kohli’s return to form will be a massive boost for Team India considering the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022. He will be next seen in action when India will take on Australia and South Africa in the upcoming home T20I series.