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IND vs AFG: Amid poor run in T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli comes up a massive step to regain his form

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India batter Virat Kohli has been going through a torrid run of form in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. It has been a massive concern for the team as their premier batting scoring runs might cost them going ahead into the Super 8 stage. 

Coming into the World Cup 2024, Virat Kohli was expected to set the stage on fire in the tournament. He played sensationally well in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 as he was the leading run-getter in the tournament, playing for Royal Challengers Bengaluru. 

Virat Kohli scored 741 runs in the IPL 2024 while opening the innings. And coming into the World Cup, he was offered the opening role. But the move so far hasn’t paid off as he failed in the entire league stage of the tournament while batting at the top. 

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Virat Kohli scored 1 run in the game against Ireland and followed it up with a 4-run knock against Pakistan. To worsen the case for him, he then bagged a golden duck in the game against the United States of America, ending the league stage with just 5 runs. 

Going into the Super 8 stage, Virat Kohli’s form will be a crucial factor for the team. He would be keen to perform and help his team get to the semi-final of the tournament. The pitches in the league stage also didn’t help him but with now India being in the Caribbean, it might be helpful for him. 

Virat Kohli bats for an hour-long session in Barbados

Virat Kohli has not reached USA yet, will not participate in India vs Bangladesh warm-up match
Virat Kohli

With Virat Kohli not having great form, he made sure that he gave his everything in the Super 8 stage of the tournament. The batter was seen putting in the hard yards during the net session ahead of the game against Afghanistan in the Super 8 stage, slated to be played on 20th June. 

As per the reports in RevSportz, it is learned that Virat Kohli was batting for an hour-long session in Barbados. The batter showed strong intent and determination to perform in Super 8. He would be keen to make an impact and it remains to be seen how he goes about business in the next stage of the tournament. 

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