Former Indian allrounder – Irfan Pathan said that Team India need former skipper and modern day great batter – Virat Kohli in top form for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 which will be played in October-November 2022 in Australia. He added that Kohli gaining back his form through Asia Cup 2022 will be a win-win situation for everyone.
Virat Kohli is going through a lean patch of form since 2019 and awaiting to score his 71st century. He went through a poor run of form in IPL 2022 for Royal Challengers Bangalore and struggled to score runs with fluency.
Kohli was rested from the Indian Cricket team for the West Indies tour and then ODI tur of Zimbabwe. Now, he is ready to make a comeback in the Indian team with upcoming Asia Cup 2022.
Team India will kickstart their Asia Cup Campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on August 28 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Meanwhile, former Indian star allrounder – Irfan Pathan mentioned that team India need Virat Kohli in top form for the T20 World Cup 2022. He said:
“As far as the mind is concerned, what Virat Kohli will be thinking, what kind of mindset he will be coming in with and playing the matches, I think yes, Asia Cup is very, very important but when I look forward to the World Cup, where the pitches will be very, very good in Australia, which he likes, he thrives on Australian pitches, he’s done really well,” Pathan said on Star Sports’ show ‘Gameplan’.
“So Indian team needs Virat Kohli in top form. If he comes back in top form through Asia Cup, I think it’s a win-win situation for Virat Kohli and the Indian team,” he said.
“Indian team has so many options, they need to choose from the options,” Pathan said. “Because you need someone going into the World Cup in good form. You cannot not have form in the World Cup. You can’t find form in the World Cup,” he said, before adding that he is “very, very confident” that Kohli would thrive in the Asia Cup.