Sourav Ganguly’s bold statement about Virat Kohli ahead of Asia Cup 2022: After a much-needed breather, former Indian skipper Virat Kohli is all set to make his return in the fifteenth edition of the Asia Cup 2022. Kohli who has largely struggled to score runs in the past few years or so is now anticipated to make up for it in the coming few months as we see some high-profile competitive action in the field of cricket, starting with the Asia Cup 2022.
Pakistan will be the first challenge in front of Virat Kohli and team India (of course), as India lock horns against the Pakistanis on 28th August 2022 in Dubai International Stadium.
Meanwhile, the BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly has made a strong statement about Virat Kohli and his form of late. Ganguly predicted that Kohli is going to have a good season ahead and will be amongst runs.
“He needs to score runs not only for India but for himself. Hopefully it will be a good season for him. We all are confident that he’ll come back,” said Sourav Ganguly.
The BCCI prez asserted that Virat is one of the greats of the game and has his own methods to amass runs for the team.
“He’s a very big player, there for a long time. I know he has his own formula to score runs. It’s not possible that players of his stature can’t have such a long lean patch, I know he will definitely score runs. If he was not a great player, he would not have scored so many runs for so long,” Ganguly maintained.
Team is not worried about Virat’s batting: KL Rahul
Notably, KL Rahul, during the pre-match press conference, was also asked about Kohli’s ongoing batting woes and how the team reacts to it, he said:
“He has had a little break and he is working on his game. I was at home watching him on television when I was injured and I didn’t feel like he looked out of form or out of touch. He was batting really well. He has obviously not been able to match up to the standards he himself has set and I am sure he is hungry to come out and win matches for the country. That is something he has always done throughout his career. His mindset has always been to win matches for his country. It was the case when he was captain and it is the same now.”
Rahul mentioned that the team is not apprehensive about Virat’s batting form and neither does he himself [Virat].
“If a player is in that mindset I am sure good things will happen. We all eagerly want Virat to get back to the Virat Kohli form that everybody is talking about (but) we are not worried as the Indian team and I am sure he is not worried,” said Rahul.