Former captain Virat Kohli scored 59 runs against Hong Kong
Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav added 98 not out for the third wicket
Gautam Gambhir said big thing about Virat Kohli’s batting
New Delhi. The Indian cricket team has made it to the Super 4 of the Asia Cup. Team India defeated Hong Kong by 40 runs in their second and last league match to register their second consecutive victory and entered the next round with glory. Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli played half-centuries in the match against Hong Kong. Fifty came out after a long time in international cricket with Virat’s bat. People have to say that Kohli has found the rhythm. However, former Indian team opener Gautam Gambhir says that Virat or any other batsman cannot be judged against a team like Hong Kong.
Gautam Gambhir told Star Sports, ‘Probably this is not the right opposition team, against which we can judge the batting of Virat or any other batsman. Although these runs were important. Runs in the middle are not made easily. You have to try for this. No matter what the opposition team is. You can’t judge right now whether he was in rhythm or not. I hope that in the coming matches, he will be seen in excellent form, Hong Kong’s bowling attack was not strong.
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Virat and Suryakumar added 98 not out for the third wicket
Suryakumar Yadav played an unbeaten 68 off 26 balls while Virat Kohli contributed 59 runs off 44 balls. Both the batsmen shared an unbeaten 98 runs for the third wicket off 42 balls. Kohli scored the 31st half-century of his T20 International career. He equaled captain Rohit Sharma’s record of most fifties during this period, who has scored 31 fifties in T20 cricket.
,It is not easy to score runs in the first match after the break.
Gambhir said, ‘Virat Kohli was in dire need of this innings, because he is coming after a long time. It is not easy for any player to score runs in the first match after the break. In the first match against Pakistan, the fast bowlers were getting help but now against Pakistan and Afghanistan, Virat can be seen playing in a better rhythm. Virat’s confidence must have increased after playing an unbeaten half-century against Hong Kong. In such a situation, Team India can expect a big innings from him in the matches ahead.
Tags: Asia cup, Gautam Gambhir, India cricket team, Virat Kohli
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 01, 2022, 17:43 IST