India’s next match in Asia Cup against Hong Kong on 31 August
Hong Kong captain considers Virat Kohli as his role model
Virat Kohli has been struggling with form for some time now
New Delhi. India will face Hong Kong in its second match of the Asia Cup. On paper, Hong Kong’s team is much weaker than India. But, in the T20 format, any team has the power to reverse. Even taking Hong Kong lightly, it can be dangerous for Team India, as this team has reached the main round by winning all three qualifier matches of the Asia Cup. Both the bowling and batting of Hong Kong are good. So this match can be interesting. Prior to this match, the Hong Kong captain and the highest run-scorer in T20 for this team in the last 1 year, Nizakat Khan has described Virat Kohli as his role model.
Nizakat Khan said that he wants that Virat Kohli Back in form but don’t score that run against us. Apart from this, he has also talked about giving a tough challenge to Team India. Nizakat has scored 249 runs in 8 innings of T20 in the last one year.
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Before the match against India on August 31, Hong Kong captain Nizakat Khan said in an interview to News 24 Sports, ‘I am a big fan of Virat Kohli. He batted well against Pakistan. We pray that he returns to form and scores a lot of runs. But, don’t score big against us. Kohli has completely changed Indian cricket. His fitness level is amazing. So he is a role model for me.
I am a big fan of Kohli: Nizakat
Nizakal said on the ongoing debate about Kohli’s form, “Form keeps on coming and going.” Every player goes through bad times. He is still scoring 30-40 runs while people want him to score a century. He is still batting well, it is a different matter that he is not able to play big innings. He is a big match player. He also played some good shots in his 35-run innings in the match against Pakistan.
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‘We will give a tough fight to India’
Hong Kong’s spirits are high after a strong performance in the Asia Cup qualifiers. For this reason Hong Kong is ready to challenge India. Captain Nizakat Khan said, ‘We have prepared well for the match against India in the Asia Cup. We have been playing good cricket for the last few months. We won all three matches in the qualifiers. Last time also in Asia Cup we lost to India by 20 runs. Anything can happen in T20 format. We have seen in the past how the associate countries have also defeated the big teams. We will enter the match with a positive mindset and play according to our plan.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : August 30, 2022, 16:34 IST