New Delhi: Former India captain Virat Kohli, who is going to return to cricket after about one and a half months, is hopeful of regaining his form in the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 cricket tournament. India has to play their first match in the tournament against arch-rivals Pakistan on August 28 and all eyes will be on Kohli’s batting. Kohli played his last match on the tour of England, where his highest score was 20 runs.
“I know where my game stands and you cannot run this far in your international career without having the ability to counter situations and counter conditions and counter different kinds of bowling. So, this for me, is an easier phase to process, but I don’t want to put this phase behind me,” Kohli said on the Star Sports show ‘Game Plan’ as reported by news agency PTI.
Kohli, who will play the 100th T20 International match of his career, also talked about how a pattern of dismissals was detected on England’s tour and then after technical adjustments scored nearly 600 runs during the tour of 2018.
“What happened in England was a pattern, so something that I could work on and something that I had to kind of overcome. Right now, as you rightly mentioned, there is nothing that you can point out saying that the problem is happening here,” Kohli noted.
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He feels that when there aren’t any patterns, that is the best thing to have occurred.
“So, that for me, is actually an easier thing to process because I know that I’m batting well and at times, when I start feeling that rhythm back, then I know that I’m batting well.
“So, that for me is not an issue, which wasn’t the case in England (2014). I didn’t feel like I was batting well at all. So, I had to work hard on one thing that could be exposed again and again which I overcame; right now this is not the case,” he added.
As he prepares for the Asia Cup, Kohli realizes that he should fight these ups and downs which are a vital part of a world-class athlete’s life.
“I know there are ups and downs, and when I come out of this phase, I know how consistent I can be. My experiences are sacred to me,” he said.
“Whatever I have experienced in this phase or in the past, as well one thing that I can “So, this for me, is an easier phase to process, but I don’t want to put this phase behind me. I want to learn from it and I want to understand what are the core values that I have, as a sportsperson and as a human being,” he added.
(With PTI Inputs)