“Do not write off Virat Kohli, He is going to come out as a much better player” says former West Indian captain Brian Lara. He strongly believes in the quality of Virat Kohli and his game.
Squad announcement for Asia Cup will be held on 08 August. All eyes are on the return of Virat Kohli into the squad and regaining his form. It has been reported that the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup squad happening in October this year will be almost the same.
According to his statistics, the last year has been one of the hardest for him since he has failed to surpass 150 runs in nine matches played in this format. His average (24.83) is a distant second behind his average for his career (50.12). Additionally, Kohli’s strike rate (113.74) is below his career average (137.66).
Since the most recent T20 World Cup, Kohli has missed up to four series: those against New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and the currently-running Caribbean trip. He was also sidelined for the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe that began on August 18.
In a recent interview with West Indian legend Brian Lara, he mentioned Virat Kohli, “I respect Virat Kohli as a player, and he is going to come out of it as a much better player. He will be learning a lot of things at this point in time. You cannot write him off.”
Asia Cup will start on 27 August, with India playing its first match against archrivals Pakistan on 28 August in Dubai. The final is to be played on 11 September.