Virat Kohli taking special class in Asia Cup
More attention is being paid to the mental aspect of the game in the class.
New Delhi. India started with a win in the Asia Cup. By defeating Pakistan in the very first match, not only did he equalize the previous defeat, but also strengthened the claim of becoming the champion for the third time in a row. The good thing in this match for India was that every player contributed in the victory. Virat Kohli also played an important innings of 35 runs in the match. According to his status, even though this innings was not big, but it will be called good in terms of comeback. Kohli is seen in a different style in this Asia Cup. Captain Rohit Sharma himself has also said that he is looking in good rhythm in the nets. The reason behind this is his special class, which he is taking from his old teammate who played a key role in winning the 2011 World Cup. This old fellow is none other than Team India’s mental and conditioning coach Paddy Upton.
Paddy has recently become the mental conditioning coach of the Indian cricket team. He has also played this role during winning the ODI World Cup in 2011. Then Gary Kirsten was the coach of the team. He has also worked with the South African cricket team.
Kohli’s special class
According to the report of InsideSport, after joining the team, Paddy Upton has got the responsibility to make Virat the same mentally as before. Paddy will do 4 sessions of 45 minutes with Virat Kohli in the Asia Cup. It will only talk about the mental aspect of the game. According to BCCI sources, Paddy has made special plans to return Virat to the old colors. For this, montages have been made of his special innings from the team’s video analyst. Paddy is showing Kohli these special innings of his, so that his confidence can return and he can bat in the old colors.
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Kohli made a big statement on mental health
Kohli had recently revealed in an interview to Star Sports that he was not feeling mentally well before taking a break from cricket recently. He did not even touch the bat for a month during the break. Upton is working to get Kohli out of this mental state and is looking into these aspects in a special 45-minute session. He is giving new goals to Kohli in terms of every match. Gradually this will also change.
Tags: Asia cup, India Vs Pakistan, Paddy upton, Team India, Virat Kohli
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 30, 2022, 15:22 IST